Taking care of each other

Taking care of each other No Fixed Address Outreach Van recognizes that the people who receive their soup and sandwiches often have a dog. It was realized that these animals not only provide companionship but security. It was also noticed that someone w

No Fixed Address Outreach Van recognizes that the people who receive their soup and sandwiches often have a dog.

It was realized that these animals not only provide companionship but security. It was also noticed that someone who received a sandwich would often give half of it to feed their dog.

When I heard this my heart went to my throat. If I was on the street, my first step would be to nab a dog for security. And it would be me giving half of my sandwich to my dog.

In recognition of the role that dogs serve to some of the folks in our town, the No Fixed Address Outreach Van offers real doggy bags for their clients to take home.

Donations of dog food is brown-bagged in two-cup portions and made available as the Outreach Van offers soup and sandwiches in our neighborhoods.

These dogs are not fussy. Maybe it is a certain brand of dog food no longer needed. A distributor might have outdated food, broken bags or bags that are just not moving.

Please consider us. We have a place to store it and an ongoing bagging operation. Cat food donations are also appreciated.

More than one client has thanked the workers for making dog food available; saying that otherwise part of their sandwich would go to their dog.

Please contact the volunteer bagger at 633-3848 or ythedges@hotmail.com or the Outreach Van co-ordinator at 334-1650.

Information about the Outreach Van is at www.manyrivers.yk.ca/outreachvan.

Pam Braun

Whitehorse