VETS Canada Operation Holiday Helping Hands

VETS Canada Volunteers Will Be Serving Hot Meals to Those in Need From Coast to Coast During Operation Holiday Helping Hands 
Date: Saturday, December 10th, 2016
Location: Across Canada

Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada (VETS Canada) will be rolling out Operation Holiday Helping Hands on December 10; a coast to coast outreach initiative to support and aid our less fortunate Canadians. The event will feature VETS Canada teams volunteering at local shelters and drop-in centers across the country.

“At VETS Canada, we especially understand how important it is provide a hand up to those in need,” says Jim Lowther, VETS Canada’s President and CEO. “As the Holidays draw near, it is easy to forget the fact that thousands of individuals across our country are struggling to stay fed and stay warm. This national initiative will encourage some much needed dialogue regarding the ongoing issue of homelessness and food insecurity amongst Canadian Veterans and civilians.”

As part of Operation Holiday Helping Hands, VETS Canada is encouraging all Canadians to consider provide a helping hand at the shelter or drop-in centre in their community. Media is invited to contact Jim or Debbie Lowther (contact information above) for further information.

VETS Canada, a national volunteer-led charity, has aided over 1,400 Veterans in-crisis, at risk of homelessness, or living homeless since 2010. As a Veterans Affairs Canada service provider, VETS Canada’s volunteers provide aid and comfort to Veterans in need, including endeavors such as moving Veterans from the streets or shelters into affordable housing, securing food support and needed health care, navigating community services and resources, and helping facilitate re-entrance info the work force. Learn more