Life Gets Better for Bear Clan Patrol volunteer.
Holly Thomson, a single mother of five girls, says her life reached a turning point when one of her daughters almost died of a methamphetamine overdose.
“She stopped breathing…it shook me to the core.” The incident prompted her to look for ways to “help my community.” She ended up joining Bear Clan’s evening patrols in the North End. When the food distribution service started last January, she became one of its core volunteers, working almost every day of the week. In exchange she takes home fresh fruit, vegetables and other food.
“I don’t know how to express what a difference (Bear Clan Patrol) has made to our lives, both food wise and money wise. We are eating much better and the money I save I can use to pay my utility bill.)”
She is hoping she will soon be able to rent a better place for herself and her two daughters who are still living at home.
Picture: Holly Thomson (right) with Christine, Bear Clan Patrol’s food service supervisor.
Help make our community a better place. To volunteer call us at 204-219-1052 (12:30 to 5 p.m.) To donate to Bear Clan Patrol go to the Canada Helps section on this site.