Manordale-Woodvale Community Association Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Parade

(presented in partnership with the Tunis Shriners) – May 26, 2012

Councillors Feed the Hungry in Support of the Ottawa Mission

February 2, 2012

On Thursday, February 2,  Ottawa City Councillors and Mayor Jim Watson came together to participate in the second annual “Councillors Feed the Hungry” event at The Ottawa Mission.  Organized by Councillor Egli, the event included a presentation of a cheque to The Ottawa Mission on behalf of 20 Ottawa City Councillors and Mayor Watson, which covered the costs of the lunch meal they helped to serve.

“The event, now in its second year, serves as a reminder of just how many people in our city depend on organizations such as The Ottawa Mission,” said Councillor Egli. “The impact that the dedicated staff and volunteers have on the lives of those in need in our city is truly life changing.”

In addition to providing (on average) shelter to 245 residents each night and serving an average of 1,256 meals each day, The Ottawa Mission also offers counselling, educational support, job training programs and medical and addiction treatment services.

“The generosity of donors and the support of volunteers is vital to The Ottawa Mission’s capacity to help the most vulnerable,” notes Egli, “Especially during this time of year when the frigid temperatures increase the demand for beds and other resources.”

“The Ottawa Mission is an important part of our community and we are grateful to the staff and volunteers who, each year, help and support residents in need,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “I’m also thankful to Councillor Egli for organizing this initiative, which allows us to make a contribution and see firsthand the good work being done.”

“The lunch provided today is very much appreciated by people who depend on The Mission for help,” said Ottawa Mission Executive Director Diane Morrison. “The Ottawa Mission is thankful for the support from Ottawa City Council as we all work to improve the quality of life for thousands of people in the community every year.”

The Ottawa Mission is a non-profit, faith-based ministry that has been meeting the needs of the hungry and poor in Ottawa since its establishment in 1906.  Founded by volunteers, today The Ottawa Mission still relies on the generous help of the community and approximately 250 individuals volunteer each and every month, averaging over 2500 volunteer hours a month.

For more information on The Ottawa Mission, please visit www.ottawamission.com or call 613-234-1144