They Become Part of Your Existence

by Salvation Army
Categories: Newswire

Lionel Cann has been organising the Salvation Army’s daily soup run in Hamilton for more than a decade — but he still gets upset when he talks about the plight of the homeless.

Six evenings a week, he and his team of willing volunteers (he has more offers of help than he can accommodate) take their white van around the capital, stopping every few hundred yards to dish out sandwiches and hot soup to those in need.

“I never saw homeless people until I started working on the street,” says the community service worker. “They were out of sight. But they become a part of your existence and you know them and they begin to know you and they take on a whole different personality.”

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