Monday, September 29, 2014

Providence Health Care clothes less fortunate

Free clothing, lunches, and haircuts given out at Crab Park
Two volunteers help a woman find clothing in her size during Providence
in the Park Sept. 27. (Photo: Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic)
On one of the last few warm days of the year, Providence Health Care set up an outdoor offering of clothing and lunches for Downtown Eastside residents at Crab Park Sept. 27.

The non-profit health organization, which runs three hospitals and four care homes, holds the event bi-annually. Usually set up at Oppenheimer Park, it was moved to another location because of a dispute between the homeless and the city.

Oppenheimer Park has been full of tents for the past three months, its campers calling for more support for the homeless while the city tries to order them to pack up. A B.C. Supreme Court judge will hand down a decision on that tomorrow.

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