Remember those less fortunate this winter


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This article was published 26/01/2021 (857 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

As we leave 2020 behind us, 2021 is off to a promising start when it comes to members of our community who diligently give of themselves to help the most vulnerable in society.

Last year, I was honoured to volunteer alongside members of the Ramgarhia Association in their effort to feed frontline workers and those in need.

This year, volunteers from that organization, consisting of Lagimodiere residents Nimmi and Baldev Ramgotra and Pam and Satinder Ghattora, established Nanak Support, an initiative whereby evenings are planned to go out and personally feed Winnipeg’s homeless population, located in the downtown core area.

Supplied photo Lagimodiere residents MLA Andrew Smith and Nimmi Ramgotra helped feed homeless Winnipeggers on Jan. 9.

I joined them on Sat., Jan. 9. We traveled in a convoy of a few vehicles, and stopped at every bus shelter we could find that was acting as temporary living quarters for the homeless. We delivered several dozen pizzas, dozens of juice boxes, and bottles of water. The people were very happy to see us, and gladly accepted the warm meals.

In all, we stopped at a half-dozen bus shelters before we ran out supplies for the night.

Difficult times are still upon us, especially for society’s most vulnerable, so I ask you all, as the kind and generous Manitobans that you are, to give of yourselves by donating your time or money to help those most in need in our society.

Luckily, this winter has been unseasonably mild; however, since the weather has become colder, those less fortunate will need our help more than ever.

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith
Lagimodière constituency report

Andrew Smith is the PC MLA for Lagimodière.

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