By Sarah Klein
WINNIPEG — Siloam Mission received a visit from approximately 25 Air Cadets and staff from #50 LCol Barker VC Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron from Dauphin, Manitoba on Friday.
The group was in the city to drop off a large clothing donation, including more than 150 sleeping bags collected from the Dauphin’s Countryfest Music Festival earlier this fall.
The visit was later than expected due to stand down orders following national security concerns in late October.
“It’s crucial for young people to connect with those less fortunate and to become involved on a personal level,” said Floyd Perras, Siloam Mission’s executive director.
“As part of their civic sense of responsibility and respect, these young air cadets are being given the opportunity to apply their skills to making our society a stronger, better place.”
Winter outerwear is critical for Siloam Mission during the colder months. Earlier this week, another large clothing donation was made to the homeless shelter.