Com­pas­sion­ate com­pa­nies to the res­cue

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Ran­dom Acts of Kind­ness

Parkview Church is home to Com­pas­sion Min­istries; a reg­is­tered, non­profit com­mu­nity out­reach cen­tre, car­ing for the com­mu­nity for the past 12 years. We do not re­ceive any gov­ern­ment fund­ing or money from other agen­cies and we do not have any paid em­ploy­ees.

Com­pas­sion Min­istries col­lects do­nated goods, stores them in our fa­cil­ity at 1136 West 5th St., and dis­trib­utes them, at no charge, to those in need. We serve ap­prox­i­mately 500 peo­ple ev­ery week, those who are home­less, liv­ing at or below the poverty line, refugees, and many oth­ers. We also li­ai­son with Neigh­bour-to-Neigh­bour and other agen­cies in the GHA.

Sev­eral weeks ago, on a rainy, windy Mon­day morn­ing when the vol­un­teers opened the Com­pas­sion Min­istry house it wasn’t the sky that was fall­ing, but the ceil­ing. Since we lacked the funds to re­pair the roof, we reached out to lo­cal busi­nesses. AMA Roof­ing and Sup­plies do­nated the shin­gles and Gerry’s Roof­ing and Sid­ing put them on at no charge. We would like to thank Monique Laberto at AMA and Gerry St. Ger­main at Gerry’s Roof­ing and their em­ploy­ees for their gen­er­ous do­na­tions of ma­te­ri­als and labour and their sup­port. They co-or­di­nated the lo­gis­tics to get the job done and they did a great job. Su­san Woodrow, vol­un­teer, Com­pas­sion Min­istry, Com­mu­nity Li­ai­son Com­mit­tee

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