Dozens of Londoners living on the eastern edge of the city received a boost on Sunday morning.
Kim Sessions, who is now living on the streets, said: “It’s hard on Sundays because we don’t have a lot of supplies.
Sessions, who called being homeless “a job 24 hours a day,” was grateful for his new coat, sleeping bag, and winter boots. She said she rarely slept for fear of robbery.
“You get a set of sleeping bags, but they’re gone the next day,” Sessions said. “So we need to get more stuff just because someone else is cold. We take ours and then get a new one. So it kind of circles is.”
“Risk takers” were treatment and recovery groups that made food and donated.
“Most of us have a past,” said group founder Shane Connors.
Members of the Risk Takers distribute food and clothing near Dundas and Lyle streets in London, Ontario. December 18, 2022. (Brent Lale/CTV News London)
He added: We suffer from mental illness and many overcome drug addiction. So we have all mastered together to bring positivity to our community. We want to provide them with food, hygiene and keep them warm. “
Their generosity did not go unnoticed.
“I got some nice pants and shirts and gloves here, so I’m grateful,” said Van McLeod, who wears a roof over his head but is always grateful for hot coffee.
Matt Devlin received his new winter coat and is grateful to be part of the men’s mission.
“Now I can put together a plan,” said Devlin. “Knowing I’m on the street and I don’t have time to plan or strategy or even think about my future, I can move forward. You know, every day, minute by minute. I live in
Organizers say they are planning another event for Christmas Day, and anyone wishing to donate food or clothing can get in touch via Facebook.
“We always try to do it when they need help the most,” Connors said. I want to show them that