Some of you may not know that I’m a designer and design strategist for my day job.. I specialize in solving complex challenges within the scopes systems and services for businesses. For the last 3 week I have been busy with a special project that arose urgently due to COVID-19… #HowMightWe help to support the un-housed and precariously housed populations in the DTES. 🙌 PLEASE TAG 3 FRIENDS to spread the word (clickable link in bio) and donate to help Vancouver’s most vulnerable populations in the DTES. 🌐 dtesresponse.ca 🙌
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This has been the most complex, agile, urgent, and purpose-driven project I’ve had the honour to develop, coordinate and execute yet, with ad hoc teams that came together as needed. We created DTES Response in response to DTES SRO Collaborative’s ask for assistance (Mar 18). In two days’ time a fundraising campaign (Mar 23) was launched with an ambitious goal to raise $100,000 along with donations of urgently needed supplies.
As of 10am April 4th: $101,491.00 raised!
This achievement means a lot to the front-line groups and us, for all the frontline workers and the DTES people that we collectively are trying hard to assist and to narrow the gaps of needs for.
This milestone fuels our continued efforts for Phase 2 as we collaborate with the city task force & the network of groups to work around the complexities of safe food distribution.
The first disbursement of monetary and supplies are going to: DTES SRO Collaborative, WAHRS – Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society, Friends of Carnegie Community Action Project, Overdose Prevention Society, Aboriginal Front Door, Muslim Care Centre, & PACE Society. This list WILL continue to grow with your support. 🙌 PLEASE TAG 3 FRIENDS to spread the word (clickable link in bio) and donate to help Vancouver’s most vulnerable populations in the DTES. 🌐 dtesresponse.ca 🙌
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