(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Winter is upon us and as everyone knows, Thunder Bay’s most vulnerable people can often be found taking shelter from the frigid temperatures in bank lobbies, bus stops and various areas outdoors.
When you see someone struggling to stay warm in the cold winter months, there is no need to take a photo of them. Most often, they are not doing anything criminal. Seeking out shelter is not a criminal matter, most times.
Warm up your heart and seek help for those less fortunate in our society.
When you see someone that looks like they need a warm place to stay, call the Shelter House S.O.S. program. They are a group of people dedicated to helping those less fortunate in our city. They operate between 2:00 pm and 2:00 am. Their phone number is 807-620-7678.
Wondering what you can do when someone is struggling outside of the hours the S.O.S. program is operating? Dial 911 and tell the operator that you see someone who needs to have their welfare checked. We can all do our part to ensure nobody freezes to death or struggles as much during the cold Canadian winter.
Together, we can make a difference. We are the city with a giant heart, let that heart shine.