Christian Recording Artist http://ChelseaAmber.com
Worship Leader Cornerstone Pentecostal Church, Yellowknife http://ykpentecostal.org
Steve is a Musician/Producer who recently won “Producer of the Year at the 2020 Gospel Music Awards”.
Major Rene Loveless
In Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, The Salvation Army worked with the provincial government, and in partnership with Marine Atlantic, to provide meals to truck drivers who have been on the front lines, throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic, transporting goods and materials to or from the ferry crossing. As food service establishments halted due to Covid-19, the truck drivers were eating very little as they made this lengthy trip to and from the island. Upon learning this, the Salvation Army stepped in for over 10 weeks, volunteers gathered to cook meals such as roast beef, turkey and ham dinners. Hot meals were prepared at a newly upgraded commercial kitchen in the Port aux Basques Salvation Army church building. From there they were transported to the visitors centre parking lot on the outskirts of town for distribution to the truck drivers. At the distribution site, our Emergency Disaster Services Mobile Unit , equipped with a microwave, was used to ensure the meals were warm when given to the truckers. The truck drivers have been overwhelmingly grateful for this gesture of kindness and care they received during a challenging time. http://SalvationArmy.ca
Kelita http://kelita.com has been volunteering at Pacific Community Church Food Bank since March of this year when some of the more senior volunteers had to step down because of COVID. The Food Bank serves their clients, and also distributes food through their church members to neighbors ,family and friends, as well as those who have been without work. Pacific Community Church is located in an older warehouse and has become a hub for their Food Bank, as well as other food banks and recovery houses and organizations in need. The church is also supplying The United Way with food hampers for those in need. Local farmers have been coming to get feed for their farm animals – food that is spoiled is set aside for this purpose so that nothing is being wasted. Kelita comments how “It’s been amazing to see how this outreach has become such an integral part of this community in so many levels. We haven’t had church for weeks, but THIS is real church! Every week I have looked forward to working with a team, of mostly women, who serve those who need help in feeding themselves and their families. http://pacificcommunity.ca/
The Cloverdale Community Kitchen began in 2011 when the City of Surrey and the RCMP approached Pacific Community Church and asked if they would provide meals for the homeless as another organization had closed their kitchen. The first meals were served from a small kitchen and everyone quickly realized a full-size commercial kitchen was needed. Through community support and a grant from the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society, a full-size commercial kitchen was completed in 2013. In both 2017 and 2019, the Cloverdale Community Kitchen won the Not-For-Profit of the Year from the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce. Currently we serve 15,000 hot, nutritious meals through our dinner program. We helped over 800 people with food and toys through the Christmas Hamper Program. We also opened our doors for an emergency weather shelter, provided clothes to those in need through our clothing cupboard and supported people finding housing and those getting back into the workforce. Ultimately, our vision is to help Cloverdale/Surrey/Langley be a healthy and caring community for everyone. http://mycck.ca/
Cheryl is a single mom who grew up on the reserve. Cheryl started the Nawash Food Bank for her community.