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Charity thanks volunteers for lending a helping hand
A charity aiming to make life a little more comfortable for the less fortunate honoured its volunteers today.
Hands of Hope held an afternoon barbeque as a way to thank the people who make their work possible.
The organization picks up donated furniture and delivers it to people in need for free.
It's been a charity since 2002.
The head volunteer estimates they help about 2,000 people each year.
“There are lots of immigrants and refugees, of course, but there are women escaping abuse, and people coming out of hospitals who cannot be released until they get a bed. We provide the bed and all the furniture for their house so they can be released, saving the taxpayers a lot of money,” said organizer Charles Norris.
Norris says the group wanted to thank its volunteers because without them, their work would not be possible.