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Nov 5, 2022 • 9 tweets • 6 min read
This morning I saw something I will NEVER forget.
We were at a store in Southeast #Calgary. We were shopping for some groceries when my stepson saw someone take a package of meat and put it under their shirt and then slowly walk over to their cart. #Food#Hungry#Alberta#yyc
Someone then took it upon themselves to legit walk over there and publicly shame the person. Sure people came to the person who took the package of meat but the other entitled bigot just wouldn’t stop.
I stepped in. I was NOT going to let another #Calgarian be treated like that.
Nov 4, 2022 • 5 tweets • 6 min read
We have 2 requests on our list to tend to before we hit the ground running this week!
If we could get help with the following two request that would be amazing!
This week we have a busy week with a very important announcement that will be coming this weekend! #yyc@cmcalgary
Here are the two requests that we need help with:
Senior lady needs help with a #Enmax bill in the amount of $373.09 She also needs help with a few over the counter medications. For a list of what he needs please DM😊
Today I was driving in the NE in and around the neighbourhoods when I was about to turn around and head home when I saw someone flag me down.
A older gentleman and his girlfriend asked me if I had any water or anything to eat. @cmcalgary
I pulled over, put my flashers on. I got out to grab them some water and snacks and saw the older gentleman limping & in obvious pain.
When I say hobbling I mean every few steps he stopped to catch his breath because he was in so much pain.
That’s when I said I’d come to them.
Jan 13, 2022 • 8 tweets • 18 min read
🆘Simply put Calgary is in crisis🆘
Over night, we had more referrals in for food hampers than EVER before😔
Between our outreach collaboration and our food hamper program…we’re finding it hard to keep up
We have worked with his doctor to provide what he needs to be comfortable as he possibly can be. #SocialGood#BeGood
Aug 6, 2021 • 25 tweets • 28 min read
Earlier today we were in downtown #yyc handing out water & gatorade and fruit, when we decided to stop & have a break by the Cat Cafe...when we came upon a senior lady rummaging through the city's garbage bins.
This morning we saw something we will NEVER forget.
We were at the #Walmart in Southeast #Calgary. We were shopping for some groceries when my stepson saw someone take a package of meat and put it under their shirt and then slowly walk over to their cart. #Food#Hungry#Alberta
This person had very few things in their cart. My stepson knows what I do here at @HarvestHillsYYC & he asked if we could help them.
I said yes we could but that this person would feel ganged up on if we all walked over to them, so I told him to stay here and that I’d walk over.
Jul 18, 2021 • 19 tweets • 23 min read
We have a serious emergency.
Late this afternoon we were contacted by a senior named “Helen”. She only had one meal left in her kitchen.
She called us for help and we are helping.
We will be using the last of our available funds to get her some much needed groceries. #YYC#YEG
We will hopefully be giving her enough groceries for an entire month so she doesn’t have to worry about having to choose between medications/food, food/electricity, food/rent.
Meet Troy MacDonald he is a houseless gentleman who was asking for help at the Tim Horton’s on Country Hills.
He was standing in the rain shivering with nothing but a mask and a thin jacket standing next to a bike.
My volunteer (D) and went through the drive thru and offered our help.
We asked what he needed and he broke down and asked us for a tent and a coffee.
We said “how about we do you one better? How about we help you get out of the rain and into the hotel for a week?”
May 22, 2021 • 6 tweets • 14 min read
😳🆘We need help!🆘😳
We need to raise $870.00 by Monday afternoon or we will not be able to fill the last four requests we have on our list!
Two requests are for seniors and one is for a single mom and one is for a single parent who has left an abusive marriage and needs help!
If you can help…we are at the point of begging. Our volunteers are out in full force today! So if you see any of us out and about come say 👋 Hello 👋
We have 4 hampers left to fill so please help us!! We do not want to have to turn these families away!!
This is going to be a hard thread for some to read. Some of you might cry, Some just shed a few tears, Some of you may be angry & outraged at what has transpired...But as we have come to learn, this is the reality of running a non profit and helping people who need help the most.
We have gotten to the place where we swore to ourselves that we would never go.
We tried so hard...everyone of our Full Time volunteer staff and our other Part Time volunteers have all put blood, sweat & tears into running @HarvestHillsYYC and helping our fellow #Calgarians.
May 9, 2021 • 7 tweets • 15 min read
If there is anyone that could help fill two serious requests. One is for a single father fleeing family domestic violence & the other is for a single senior needing help with medication that she can’t afford.
To fill these two requests and the two from last night we need $980.00
Dm us for more information.
The single father needs $380.00 for rent.
The single senior needs $476.00 for her meds that aren’t covered.
Today I was driving in the NE & I saw someone going through a garbage/recycling bin looking for something to eat
I immediately pulled over and asked them if we could help
The gentleman broke down crying and said he didn’t know what else to do. He’s never been homeless before.
He went on to say that he was new to being homeless and didn’t know anything. He used the last of his money to rent a room for a week in a motel where...well let’s just say it wasn’t the best place.
Jan 7, 2021 • 13 tweets • 17 min read
This evening at 4:45pm we got a call from a social worker that works with seniors. She called us in a frenzy asking us for immediate help.
She told us of an emergency so extreme that her voice shook with concern over one of her clients.
"Hello Jen, I was hoping I would be able to contact you before I left my work for the day in regards to a rather important situation that came across my desk this afternoon. I hope you have the time to chat?"
Yesterday, we had a call. A call that made 3 of my volunteers cry.
You see, an individual in need contacted @HarvestHillsYYC and asked for help with food. We have permission to tell his story and share his request with everyone.
It started off with a phone call to a new volunteer that was on her first on call shift over the Christmas Break. "N" called and left a message in which he asked to be called back as soon as possible.
So our volunteer Melanie returned his call.
Dec 21, 2020 • 12 tweets • 13 min read
After a day of delivering shopping for and hampers with @merylyyc, I was dropping my daughter off at her dads for the week when I first got a call from a single mom that needed help.
Picture below is a truck full of hampers!
I answered the phone and explained the steps this person on the phone needed to do to apply for assistance. She told me she would head to the site right away.....and she did.
So this 🚨Emergency🚨 came in tonight. (See photo of email).