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Archives for: February 2019 (5 posts)
Freezing on Just a Cool Night
February 26, 2019 @ 7:53 AM by: Richard Steinecke

It worked. One of the goals of the Coldest Night of the Year was to give a small glimpse of what it is like to be homeless in the winter. We thought that a brief walk in the neighbourhood early one Saturday evening would not convey much. Dabbling ... [read full post]

What's In a Name?
February 16, 2019 @ 7:46 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Names are important. In the Bible, a name often reflected the person’s character or nature. I always thought that was a bit unfair as names are given at the beginning, not the middle or end, of a person’s life. For example, take Cathie ... [read full post]

The Food Bank Down the Road
February 15, 2019 @ 10:26 AM by: Richard Steinecke

The Salvation Army Bloor Central Citadel operates a food bank just down the road from us. We have always looked upon them as colleagues and coworkers, not competitors. Occasionally when we have had fresh food left over that will not keep to the ne ... [read full post]

The Storm
February 14, 2019 @ 4:50 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Schools were closed. The government was shut down. Businesses let those who showed up go home early. Driving was hazardous. The blizzard was locking down the city. What to do about our Tuesday drop-in and dinner? Our chef was stuck at home with no ... [read full post]

Welling Up
February 6, 2019 @ 3:16 PM by: Richard Steinecke

The two of them came out of the intake office with tears welling in their eyes. They watched with emotion as the mother and baby went through the line to pick up food. Fortunately we had some baby food and supplies available this time. The two int ... [read full post]

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