Blogathon 2009 – My Cause, the UGM


Saturday, July 25th, 2009 — 6:30am PST
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Post #2 of #49 – Over the next 24 hours I will be raising funds for the Union Gospel Mission during Blogathon 2009 by writing a blog post every 30 minutes. Please consider donating to my cause to keep my going until 6am PT July 26th.


Photo credit: UGM on Flickr

The Union Gospel Mission has been helping the hurting, hungry, and homeless in Vancouver (and New Westminster) since 1940.

Aside from their mission drop-in centre that provides hot meals they also host a variety of other services for the community including:

  • Residential alcohol & drug recovery program for women at Lydia Home
  • Clean, safe, sober, affordable housing for men and women in the Downtown Eastside at Maurice McElrea Place
  • Community Drop-in centre for women, hot meals, free clothing, safe environment, supportive counselling, referrals
  • Education & employment training and opportunities. Speaking of which, the UGM is currently hiring
  • They are currently running a campaign called, Send a Kid to Camp, Help Change a Life. “Union Gospel Mission makes it possible for kids who wouldn’t otherwise get the chance to pack their bags and head off for the adventure of summer camp.” Having grown up going to summer camp I really do not now how my life would have turned out without those experiences and the friendships I made.

    I could go on about the UGM’s services, programs and outreach but since I only have 30 minutes to get each post out during this Blogathon, I’m afraid that’s just not enough time to list it all.

    Please consider donating to the UGM at any time during my Blogathon over the next 24 hours, or at any time of year as the assistance and support can always go to someone in need.

    Find the UGM on YouTube, Flickr, Twitter @UGM or read their riveting blog, The Street.

    Post #2 of #49 – Over the next 24 hours I will be raising funds for the Union Gospel Mission during Blogathon 2009 by writing a blog post every 30 minutes. Please consider donating to my cause to keep my going until 6am PT July 26th.

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