A charitable group that has earned a reputation for providing those in need with beds and bedding as part of its mission now has a need of its own.
Neighbourlink Sarnia-Lambton, an organization of 25 local churches, mobilizes hundreds of volunteers to help those in need.
In addition to operating a food pantry, NeighbourLink may be best known for its role in accepting donations of good quality used beds, which it then donates to people who simply cannot afford to buy one of life’s most basic needs.
There are only a couple of organizations in the area that accept used beds and NeighbourLink is one of them.
Editor’s Note: David Burrows, who Lambton Shield viewers will recognize from his role as a producer (his Show with David Burrows appears weekly), caught up with Liz Dowswell recently. Here is his report:
Currently, the organization (and those it helps) are using a room provided at no cost by Christ Lutheran Church near Bright’s Grove, but that is about to change with the start-up of a new school, Lambton County Christian Academy, which will need the space for classroom purposes.
And there lies the need.
Liz Dowswell, director of NeighbourLink Sarnia-Lambton, is hoping someone in the area has a ground-floor storage room (with electricity) that could be made available to the organization on a rent-free basis.
“We try if at all possible to channel the funds that do come in from donations to serve the people who need it most,” says Dowswell, who works part-time from donated space in the basement of another NeighbourLink Sarnia-Lambton church.
Any one with information on a space that could be made available is asked to contact Dowswell at her office—(519) 336-5465. NeighbourLink Sarnia-Lambton is on the web at www.neighbourlinksarnia.org.