The Scriptures teach us:
“He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD,
And He will pay back what he has given” (Proverbs 19:17, NKJV).
Thank you to all who made it possible to help those in need, right here in Barrie, this winter! We were able to brighten some faces and provide some warmth for those at the David Busby Centre this week!
By way of reminder, the Busby Centre provides outreach to the homeless and has a converted ambulance that drives around the streets of Barrie, especially on the cold winter nights, to help the suffering survive. They load up their “outreach-mobile” with whatever supplies they have, like sweaters, coats, mitts, hats and blankets, and distribute them as needed. When my children and I met the Centre’s representatives with our collective donation, the ambulance driver took the long underwear, socks, hats, and mitts immediately from our hands and loaded the vehicle. The driver informed us with a big smile that ‘the mitts will warm people tonight,’ and then lamented that they had nothing to give the needy the night before, and thanked us again.
The Busby Centre staff were full of appreciation as our team carried the donations inside. A small crowd gathered, and one young man kindly informed a staff member, that he needed boots. Another staff member asked how and why we were doing this? Smiling, I replied that I had seen their street ambulance roaming around, and touched by their work, some members of the community have stepped up to help by way of these donations.
Thank you again to all who have stepped up and contribute to Aliyah on a regular basis! Your very kind donations are helping more than you know!
Be well and blessed!
Rudy & Family