Evelyn Casey, the manager of volunteer services at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre, wholeheartedly thanks the residents of the city for their fast assistance.
This year, HSC clothing depot faced a severe lack of resources due to record high demand and low donations. Evelyn Casey put out a public plea on Tuesday. Now she is happy to announce that she has encountered another, much more pleasant problem. She had to look for a place in the depot for inbounding and inbounding donations.
"It was a little tight in the office," she said about the surge of donations that had arrived. "We've had an excellent response."
The long and cold winter has exhausted stocks of warm clothing at the hospital. Despite the fact that Winnipeggers are very responsive to requests for help, this year the hospital began to experience an acute shortage. Just a day after Casey’s public plea she found about 40 jackets, several dozen pairs of warm boots, a hundred pairs of gloves and other necessary clothes at the depot.
"You're always bewildered and grateful that people are so generous and so quick," Casey said.
Casey believes that these reserves should be enough until the end of winter, nevertheless, she is always happy with new donations.
"We would like to be able to have a bit of stock starting for next fall," she said.
You can bring donations to HSC's volunteer services department at 820 Sherbrook St.