Parishioners raise funds to purchase outdoor beds for the homeless

img_0761Parishioners of Christ the King at Toronto have been busy fundraising to support the homeless. Well done to Rosyln Allen and Wendy Hurren who led the initiative to support homeless people in the area. The funds raised were used to purchase 12 emergency outdoor beds.

The swags, supplied by Backpack Bed, will provide much-needed warmth and comfort to homeless people waiting for accommodation.

Across Newcastle and Lake Macquarie there are estimated to be 1000 people in various states of homelessness. The swags will be distributed in the Westlakes area via Samaritans Emergency Relief Centres in Toronto and Teralba.