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Construction in Full Force on Siloam Mission’s Shelter Expansion

Construction in Full Force on Siloam Mission’s Shelter Expansion

Siloam Mission Expansion
The future site of the Buhler Centre, part of Siloam Mission’s expanded homeless shelter. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Backhoes are in the ground to make room for Siloam Mission‘s expanded two-storey shelter.

The $19 million capital campaign, Make Room In Your Heart, will eventually lead to more of Winnipeg’s homeless population be reintegrated into housing.

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Former Blue Bombers Executive to Lead Siloam Mission

Former Blue Bombers Executive to Lead Siloam Mission

Jim Bell
Jim Bell (CHRISD.CA FILE)

A former senior executive with the Winnipeg Football Club is the new CEO of Siloam Mission.

Jim Bell will assume his duties immediately after taking over for outgoing CEO Dr. Garry Corbett, who is retiring.

The Winnipeg homeless shelter’s board conducted a nationwide search to fill the role.

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Sunova Collecting Personal Hygiene Items for Siloam Mission

Sunova Collecting Personal Hygiene Items for Siloam Mission

By David Klassen

Sunova Credit UnionAll Sunova Credit Union branches will be accepting personal hygiene items and tea for Siloam Mission until July 8.

The supply drive has an emphasis on toothpaste, tea, and tampons, all personal hygiene items and cash donations.

“After touring the mission, we were inspired to get involved in a larger way,” said Vanessa Foster, director of marketing for Sunova.

“The staff at Siloam told us that they’re always struggling for donations of feminine hygiene products. This supply drive is our way of bringing a bit of awareness to that need, as well as helping to collect items to keep the mission’s clients healthy and comfortable this summer.”

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Siloam Mission Chosen as Sunova Golf Classic Funding Recipient

Siloam Mission Chosen as Sunova Golf Classic Funding Recipient

Siloam MissionSiloam Mission has been chosen as the recipient of funds raised at the 2016 Sunova Golf Classic.

The tournament will take place Friday, June 12 at the Selkirk Golf and Country Club.

“Siloam Mission is an incredible organization, and we’re thrilled to be able to support them in their work,” said Ed Bergen, president and CEO of Sunova Credit Union.

“Their commitment to caring for Winnipeg’s less fortunate is inspiring and really resonates with Sunova’s desire to help build strong communities.

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Docs, Med Students Help Out at Siloam Mission

Docs, Med Students Help Out at Siloam Mission

Siloam Mission, 300 Princess Street (HANDOUT)
Siloam Mission, 300 Princess Street (HANDOUT)

Manitoba medical students, resident doctors and full-time physicians will lend a hand at Siloam Mission today.

As part of national Resident Awareness Week, the medical profession is pitching in at the Winnipeg homeless shelter by helping in the kitchen, sorting donations and helping with financial contributions.

Resident Awareness Week is a national campaign that takes place each year in February to help raise awareness of the important contribution that residents make to the health of communities in Canada.

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Siloam Mission Accepting Canadian Tire Money as Donations

Siloam Mission Accepting Canadian Tire Money as Donations

Siloam MissionSiloam Mission is now accepting Canadian Tire money in the form of donations.

The Winnipeg homeless shelter has partnered with Canadian Tire on the initiative, who will match all donations to fight poverty and homelessness up to $5,000.

“We were looking for a new and unique way to connect with our community while still maintaining our giving mandate when it comes to Canadian Tire money,” said Jay Crowley, of the Vermillion Road store in Winnipeg.

“We are so impressed with the work being done at Siloam Mission, we felt it would be a good fit for the program.”

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Bisons Athletes Pitch In at Siloam Mission

Bisons Athletes Pitch In at Siloam Mission

Caleigh Dobie
U of M Bisons fourth-year volleyball player Caleigh Dobie is one of several student-athletes from the University of Manitoba volunteering at Siloam Mission this week. (CHRISD.CA)

Siloam MissionManitoba Bisons student-athletes are lending their time at Siloam Mission all this week.

It’s the 11th consecutive year the Bisons are helping out at the Winnipeg homeless shelter for the holiday season.

Athletes from all Bisons teams are doing their part, including serving meals, sorting donations and working in the kitchen.

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