VETS Canada Volunteers Conduct “Boots on the Ground” Walk in Halifax
It was a chilly day but the sun was shining; it was a great day for a walk which is just what VETS Canada volunteers in Halifax did on 27 February 2016. They conducted a “Boots on the Ground” walk, they were in search of Veterans who are homeless or who may be in crisis. There were 17 people present; the group included Veterans, currently serving military members, family members of Veterans and serving members, staff from the halifax OSI Clinic, HRP Community Outreach Officer, Cst. Dave Comer and MP Darren Fisher.
The group was joined by media folks from Global Halifax, CTV Atlantic and CBC.
The volunteers met at the Salvation Army on Gottingen Street for a pre-walk briefing and to chat with some of the people there. They then walked to Spring Garden Road where they had the opportunity to talk to some more people and then back to the Salvation Army.
Media Support from Global Halifax
The first volunteer to arrive, modelling his VETS Canada vest.
Volunteer, Tony brought along his daughter
VETS Canada President/CEO, Jim Lowther, briefing the group before heading out…and VETS Canada Chair/Co-founder, Debbie Lowther furiously Tweeting about the events
Some of the group paying close attention
And they’re off
Their vests look great
Thanks to Dartmouth-Cole Harbour MP Darren Fisher for joining the group
This is what a great group of caring people looks like!
A huge thank you to all who joined us!
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