This is a guest post by Sara Peddle, Executive Director of the David Busby Centre.
Every day people impact their community in many different ways without even realizing that they have done so.
I - Inspirational
M - Movement
P - Positive
A - Action
C - Community
T – Together
The motel conversion project at the former Barr’s Motel has been a collaborative labour of community love for the last couple years. As we drew close to opening the doors to provide safe and affordable housing for individuals experiencing long term homelessness, we needed a name for our project worthy of it’s vast importance in our community.
We engaged people who have had experience in homelessness to weigh in with their thoughts for naming this building. It did not take long before a theme emerged.
Heartbreakingly, we have lost way too many people experiencing homelessness over the years, but one person had made particular impact on the community as a whole.