For those of you who are local, did you know that...
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These statistics are from 2004 and it is believed that those percentages have only grown higher in recent years. I know I often talk about the many needs on the other side of the world but this is our community and there are people in need right here in our own backyard. So, I'd like to invite you to get involved in helping West Island Mission reach out to those in need right here on the West Island. Here are some ways you can help: Volunteer to assist with our Christmas basket registration during the week of November 1st; Donate non-perishable food or new, unwrapped toys; Collect food/toys from your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers; Come help us assemble up to 300 Christmas baskets on Friday, December 11th; Show up to deliver baskets to families in need on Saturday, December 12th.
If you’re interested in helping in any of these areas or if you want more information please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, for those of you reading this that aren't local, sorry, I know this doesn't apply to you too much but I'm sure that there is a food bank in your area that could use your help... :)