Siloam Mission has received the community service award for its continued service to the city’s homeless population.
Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz presented the award to the homeless shelter’s executive director, Floyd Perras, during a ceremony Tuesday morning.
“Siloam Mission provides free emergency relief and assistance to hundreds of people every day, all the while supporting the dignity and value of people going through tough times,” Katz said. “The City of Winnipeg is pleased to recognize the hard work of the board, volunteers and staff at Siloam Mission, who work tirelessly to improve the quality of life of the city’s less fortunate.”
Siloam Mission acts as a 24/7 destination for those requiring overnight shelter or a meal, and also includes a drop-in centre, an arts program, a health centre including dentistry and optometry, an employment-training facility and a housing project.