Tammy Burrows of the Wild Women of the North Society organizes the donations before the group of volunteers begins assembling Christmas hampers Dec. 22 at the Quesnel Tillicum Society Native Friendship Centre. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Tammy Burrows of the Wild Women of the North Society organizes the donations before the group of volunteers begins assembling Christmas hampers Dec. 22 at the Quesnel Tillicum Society Native Friendship Centre. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel outreach group shares Christmas hamper numbers

The Wild Women of the North Society delivered 50 hampers during the holidays

The Wild Women of the North Society (WWNS) delivered 50 Christmas hampers during the holiday season.

The numbers were shared on the group’s Facebook page, alongside a list of their other active programs.

“Thanks to everyone who donated food, money and time,” the post reads. “The Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre donated $500 in Save-On-Foods cards, Art Kaehn, Hixon CRD representative donated $250, Lisa Wellington. Also thanks to the various community members who donated! Renee Jarvis and Matt Duran thank you for delivering.”

The society has been running a late night outreach program since October of 2019. They bring hot food and warm weather supplies to people with no access to warm housing or food.

They’re one of the groups collaborating on the Community Action Team (CAT), bringing a warming trailer to the Victory Way Church in West Quesnel every weekday from 2 – 4 p.m. Northern Peer Outreach also brings a harm reduction van to that location.

“Huge thanks to Quesnel shelter and support society for donating first aid kits for people in need,” the facebook post reads. “Also huge thanks to the Filipino community for the huge donation of warm weather gear and blankets for the community. This outreach is coordinated by Megan McHone and she often donates her stipends to encourage more peers to volunteer”

The group also runs drug user meetings, and has been collecting and sending street drugs to be tested using getyourdrugstested.com.

READ MORE: Quesnel advocate says Northern Health drug alerts a welcome step for users

Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email: cassidy.dankochik@quesnelobserver.com


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