Dale Bishop, chair of Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness, and Holly Grant, president of the Comox Rotary Club, are joining to create another solution for increasing homes for the homeless in the Comox Valley.
The initiative is to solicit unused recreational vehicles (RVs) from the general public, turn them over to the Comox Rotary who will use volunteers to refurbish them and distribute them through Dawn to Dawn’s many contacts with the homeless population.
Tax receipts for fair market value of the unused RV will be issued by Dawn to Dawn.
“This is a win-win initiative,” stated Holly Grant. “The homeless will gain an asset and a home at the same time. The donors will receive a tax receipt and the two organizations will continue their good work towards addressing homelessness in the Comox Valley.”
The Comox Rotary has long recognized the seriousness of the homeless situation in the Comox Valley. They have sponsored several initiatives to help address the acute situation and continue to demonstrate their commitment to the cause.
Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness was created in response to community recognition of the need to break the cycle of homelessness. Dawn to Dawn operates two programs to help the homeless of the Comox Valley.
The Care-A-Van, a mobile medical unit, is an integral part of services to the area’s homeless. The residential program offers shared accommodation with supports to those who are ready to move into permanent housing.
Those who wish to donate their RVs to the homeless can call either Joline Martin at 250-331-0778 or Tom Grant at 250-897-2093, both of whom are members of Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness.
— Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness