Matching Donations Will Help Keep Homeless Warm
Treaty One Nation Government and The North West Company today joined forces and committed a combined $10,000 to the Community Care Camp to help keep Winnipeg’s homeless population warm during these extreme temperatures.
“It’s amazing what can be done when communities come together,” said Chief Dennis Meeches, Spokesperson for Treaty One Nation. “Monetary, clothing and food donations have been rolling in allowing the Community Care Camp to keep our homeless population warm and safe.”
The Community Care Camp started early this week and is situated at Thunderbird House at 715 Main Street in Winnipeg. Community members rallied together volunteering, donating, and sharing the message. A prospector tent and tipi has been set up and a fire has been lit.
“We are pleased to be partnering with Treaty One Nation on supporting such an important community project,” said Andrew Thunder, Director of Corporate Responsibility at The North West Company. “We thank the many volunteers and donors who have already stepped forward to help keep our most vulnerable safe and warm.”
The Community Care Camp is an initiative by Anishiative, a youth leadership program based out of Winnipeg.
The Community Care Camp is hoping to stay running throughout the frigid temperatures. If you are wanting to donate or volunteer, please contact Rylee Nepinak via cell at 204-430-1180 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information or to arrange an interview with Chief Meeches, please contact Blair Strong, Marketing Manager at Treaty One Development Corporation. Email: email@example.com
To arrange an interview with Andrew Thunder , please contact Ellen Curtis, Media Spokesperson at The North West Company. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 204-995-7532: