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Archives for: April 2017 (7 posts)
More Award Winning Volunteers
April 29, 2017 @ 6:59 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Yet another one of our volunteers has won a prestigious award. He helps out in three local agencies, including Oasis. And he does such a good job. Reliable, friendly, gentle and kind.  ‎We were so pleased by his nomination (by another age ... [read full post]

Missin' My Janet Hugs
April 24, 2017 @ 5:08 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Our secret weapon at Oasis is called Janet. Often she is the first person anyone sees entering our food bank. With the wonderful St. Vincent lilt to her voice, she welcomes everyone with a warm greeting and a reassuring welcome. She has become so ... [read full post]

The Downward Spiral
April 18, 2017 @ 9:03 AM by: Richard Steinecke

It is like watching a car accident. You see the vehicles try to stop or steer out of, it but you know the collision is inevitable. One of the hardest parts of serving at Oasis is to see a community member get sucked into a swirling, downward spira ... [read full post]

The Awards Luncheon
April 8, 2017 @ 5:36 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Volunteering is rewarding. But for Peter Graves, it was more rewarding than usual. Peter, a fire fighter from the station just doors up the street from Oasis, had been recruited along with five of his colleagues to help prepare and serve our Chris ... [read full post]

Apperances Can Be Deceiving
April 7, 2017 @ 7:04 AM by: Richard Steinecke

He was huge. As this first-timer to our community dinner walked in I was wary. Tall, big and with long purple hair. I wondered what I would do if there was trouble. He also did some unexpected things like open up his duffle bag and sort out his st ... [read full post]

'In Our Experience'
April 3, 2017 @ 2:52 PM by: Richard Steinecke

I was privileged to speak at Ossington Avenue Baptist Church recently. I was asked to address homelessness. I had some facts and figures. I also had some theories about the causes of homelessness and some possible solutions. The audience was polit ... [read full post]

Scary Stuff
April 1, 2017 @ 4:59 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I sat down with one of our community members who always smiles and is upbeat. I had known for some time that he had to leave his place. He told me he had found a temporary place with an acquaintance. It was really no more than a spot in the corner ... [read full post]

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