Dec. 27 was one year to the day that the Sunday Station Society began.
On that night in 2019, Angela Anderson and her daughter Kara took to the streets to hand out food and hot coffee to individuals without a home.
The service has been a big hit. It now runs every second Sunday at the old Courtenay train station parking lot.
Among the many people they met, a man named Barry and his wife Julie made an especially big impression. When Anderson met the couple, she said they had been laying on cement using a backpack as a pillow, and a business doorway as shelter.
“We sat with them for a while and their story brought me to tears,” Anderson said, noting the couple wound up on the street after Barry suffered a workplace accident.
She thanks the many businesses that have donated to the cause, and the volunteers who donate their time.
“We still have a long way to go to help get people off the streets, but It is truly amazing how far Sunday Station has grown in this past year,” Anderson said.
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The next event is Jan. 24 at 6 p.m.
Contact Angela and Kara at Sundaystation2020@gmail.com or on Facebook to find out how you can help.