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Shelter House Volunteers

In 1980, a group of concerned citizens recognized the need to provide overnight shelter for those suffering from the homeless situation in Thunder Bay. This simple display of compassion and community spirit evolved into the Volunteers of Shelter House. Today, Shelter House survives in large part thanks to a dedicated group of supporters, many of whom have been volunteering for 25 years. These volunteers allow Shelter House to provide over 200,000 meals and 10,000 bed-nights a year to the less fortunate in our community. Food is sorted, cleaned, prepared and served by over 30 different church and other volunteer groups, 365 days a year. Through acts large and small, these volunteers bring hope to our community’s disadvantaged. The fabric of our community and the hopes and dreams of the less fortunate are embodied in the tireless dedication and spirit of the Shelter House Volunteers.