Doug Rutley (centre) of Rosedale United Church hands some of the 100 care packages to Capt. Matt Kean and Rebecca Vanderhorst at the Salvation Army on Wednesday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

United churches come together to share warmth in Chilliwack

Members of Rosedale, Chilliwack and Mt. Shannon united churches donate 100 care packages to homeless

Three united churches in Chilliwack came together to share some warmth and comfort this holiday season.

The 175 parishioners at Rosedale, Chilliwack, and Mt. Shannon united churches have spent the past three months collecting items and raising funds to put together care packages for people on the streets of Chilliwack. One of the fundraisers was a turkey dinner where all three churches got together on Nov. 10.

The group filled a total of 100 cloth bags, each containing a blanket, pair of gloves, socks, toque, roll of toilet paper, bag of toiletries, a tarp and some bungee cords.

Sheri Howe and her mother Elizabeth Howe of Chilliwack United Church, and Doug Rutley of Rosedale United dropped off the 100 bags to the Salvation Army’s outreach workers last week.

With 200-300 homeless people living on the streets of Chilliwack, all of the care packages will be handed out, said Capt. Matt Kean of the Salvation Army.

READ MORE: Local employment company hosts food bank food drive for Chilliwack Salvation Army



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Rebecca Vanderhorst (left) of the Salvation Army looks at some of the items included in the care packages brought in by Doug Rutley (centre) and Sheri Howe. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

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