Catholic Parishes Raise Funds For Street Help

Saturday July 4th, 2020

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Chris Laforet, Youth Minister at Good Shepherd Parish and volunteer Meghan Lauzon, seen here with
Christine Wilson-Furlonger, Director of Street Help. (handout photo)

Four local Catholic parishes joined together to collect funds to support Street Help Windsor.

The four parishes made up of Good Shepherd in Lakeshore, Ste. Anne’s in Tecumseh, Paroisse St-Jérôme in Windsor, and St. Simon & St. Jude Parish in Belle River together raised $16,115 for help Street Help to give aid to the homeless and those struggling to put food on their tables.

“As we work together with our partner parishes, we are amazed at the generosity of all those who contributed” shared Meghan Lauzon, a representative from the organizing committee. “We know this is a difficult time for all of us, and we are grateful for those who could donate to those individuals most in need. As our parishes slowly reopen, we will not forget about those who are without the basics like food and housing”.

Due to COVID-19, Street Help has transitioned to providing take-out instead of their traditional sit down meals, and are finding it difficult to keep up with the financial demands of running a take-out facility.

This donation will assist them in their efforts as they adjust the operating model of their organization to accommodate public health guidelines.

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