Quarter Million Milestone & Call For Volunteers

Two months ago we launched DTES Response to ensure that COVID-19 did not disproportionately affect our most vulnerable.  As we reflect on all the community support over the last several weeks, we also want to communicate to you another milestone: we just hit one-quarter of a million dollars raised. That is $250,000 going directly to the frontlines […]

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What We’ve Accomplished Together

Thank you. Because of you, our Respond to Hunger Now campaign raised $20,695. That means 1,200 of our most vulnerable in the Downtown Eastside will receive a warm and healthy meal until May 18.

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Thank You Thursday

THANK YOU! We would like to give one big THANK YOU to all you for responding so generously to our invite to donate and broaden awareness! “We are very grateful for the people organizing this fundraising campaign and we are especially grateful for those who have donated. Without these funds it would have been close […]

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Social Connectedness

A huge thank you goes out to Telus for proving DTES Response and DTES SRO Collaborative with some mobile phones and 6 months pre-paid phone plans! These go far in helping our front line workers to stay connected with the non-profits while monitor the health and safety of residents and the un-housed, as well as provide a way for folks stay socially connected while sheltering in or to reach out for support.

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Reaching Past $100,000

As you know, we created DTES Response to mobilize resources and coordinate efforts to immediately respond to this crisis, and protect our most vulnerable.  This unprecedented threat MUST NOT disproportionately affect the most vulnerable in our communities. We knew we had to do something, so we launched our DTES Response fundraising campaign with an ambitious goal to […]

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New spaces secured for vulnerable people to self-isolate April 7, 2020

To support British Columbians who need a place to self-isolate and to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Province is partnering with local governments, non-profits and the hotel industry. So far, more than 900 spaces have been secured at 23 sites including hotels, motels and community centres throughout B.C. News Release. Victoria . Tuesday, April 7, […]

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DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS MOBILIZE TO IMMEDIATELY RESPOND TO COVID-19. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, BC | March 23, 2020 “The situation is serious and it is urgent. In a neighbourhood where space, food, supplies, and everything is shared, if we have one infection, it could decimate this entire community,” says Wendy Pedersen, Organizer, DTES SRO Collaborative […]

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