It was a cold but sunny day for this year’s Project Winter Survival. Last weekend 3000 backpacks were filled with supplies for homeless people, like sleeping bags, hats, gloves, socks, toiletries and other useful things.
This weekend the kits were distributed to some of the agencies and shelters who asked for them. After all the kits were distributed a group went down to give more directly to people on the street.
Here’s a time lapse of boxes of kits being given to agencies.
Jody Steinhauer, Founder of Project Winter Survival.
Jody and street outreach nurse Anne Marie Batten handing out the first kit.
I have helped with Project Winter Survival for a few years now, but this was the first time I’ve been able to see the effect it actually has for the people who get them. It’s an eye opener.
Update: Here’s a short clip from CityTV, showing the group giving out kits.