Spreading Joy in the Park

by John McAlister
Categories: Newswire
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street_ministry_dec09On December 24, 2009, a team of Salvation Army volunteers prepared the mobile cantine unit for a special Christmas Eve visit to the Émilie-Gamelin Park in the Centre-South area of Montreal.

Well-known by the homeless, this annual activity organized in collaboration with “Un coeur pour les autres” (an organization offering help to the poor) offers a complete meal, including dessert and hot drinks. To the music of “Joy to the World,” the crowd of around 250 that had waited patiently for several hours for the arrival of the cantine received articles to help them face the winter chill: blankets, coats, tuques, and scarves.

Media Contact :
Amélia Desjacques
Communications Specialist
The Salvation Army– Quebec Division
Telephone: 514-288-7441, ext. 2263
amelia_desjacques@armeedusalut.ca