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UPDATE FROM FIRST UNITED   First United Church Community Ministry Society 320 East Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6A 1P4 T: 604.681.8365 ext. 116 F: 604.681.8928 E: [email protected] W: | @FirstUnitedDTES on Twitter ___________________________________________________________ CURRENT NEEDS FOOD FOR THANKSGIVING: 40 turkeys 300 lbs of potatoes 100 lbs of Brussel sprouts Cranberry Sauce (big containers are great) COLD WEATHER CLOTHING: Jackets Toques Gloves Rain ponchos Elastic waist pants Sweaters Blankets RECEPTION needs shampoo and towels Please contact Heidi Morgan at [email protected] or by calling 604-681-8365 ext 116 if you can help with any of this. Many thanks! UPDATE ON SUGAR MOUNTAIN TENT CITY Last week we reported that a tent city that has approximately 48 residents was without running water. We are happy to say that the city has stepped in and provided a water tap. As well as two more portable toilets to add to the two that were provided by an organization called Alliance against Displacement.   Residents of the tent city were surprised and grateful at how quickly the city acted. One camper is 8 months pregnant! Highlighting that the deeper issue (with winter coming) is access to affordable housing for the campers but this gives us hope. There is always hope! Please pray that these 48 souls are helped to secure housing!