Wikipedia defines "A warming center is a short-term emergency shelter that operates when temperatures or a combination of precipitation, wind chill, wind and temperature become dangerously inclement. Their paramount purpose is the prevention of death and injury from exposure to the elements." And a "Homeless shelters are a type of homeless service agency which provide temporary residence for homeless individuals and families. Shelters exist to provide clients with safety and protection from exposure to the weather while simultaneously reducing the environmental impact on the community."
Neither cold weather nor homelessness exist in the Great Canadian Grid but Winter Silversmith has gained a reputation lately for bringing the realities of the RealLife World into the Virtual World.
First with the largest Memorial region in GCG that is open to all residents free of charge to remember loved ones either virtual or reallife. And next a fundraiser for the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fire Appeal contributing over $250 Canadian to the campaign. Now Manitou Tourism is honoured to open the first "Community Shelter and Warming Center" in Downtown Manitou and bring the reality of Canada's over 35,000 homeless to light in our virtual utopia with another campaign.
We'd like to take a moment to share this article with you written by Globe & Mail Public Health Reporter Andre Picard "Canada experiencing alarming growth in child homelessness". Please take a moment to read the article, visit the shelter in Manitou and maybe donate some $Maples to our latest fundraising campaign. This is a problem that is not going to go away overnight. The Safe Harbour Society's mission is "To provide spaces of welcome and connection for our guests, our organization and our community."
Please donate to Winter Silversmith's fundraising campaign for Safe Harbour Society of Red Deer, Alberta (Emergency Shelter - Sponsor A Bed) by tipping whatever $Maples you can to the box located outside the shelter in Meaford region of Manitou.
Winter Silversmith (aka Kevin M. Klerks) will match all $Maples contributions up to a value of $125 Canadian for a total donation of $250 Canadian, the campaign will end November 30th or when the goal is reached whichever comes first. This means an inworld campaign seeking MC$22,500 in tips.
As with the Alberta Fire Appeal campaign a list of contributors and copy of the receipt of personal donation will be published here in the Corran Journal. Thank you in advance from Winter Silversmith and Manitou Tourism.
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