The inception of CommunityOutreachYEG was started many years ago by Melody and Floyd House from their home. Floyd and Mel would often see the homeless community in the city, and it broke their hearts to see those who found themselves living on the streets. They made a commitment to each other that they were going to do whatever it takes to improve the lives of those who are homeless.
Over the years they have gradually gathered a trusted group of volunteers that want to make a real difference to their community and are willing to finance, work and hand out food and care packages at sometimes -35 degree weather conditions to support those in need!
They provide a healthy meal which they organize outside Hope City, downtown Edmonton to feed the homeless. Melody and Floyd rely on volunteers and support from the community and local businesses to donate in any way they can. From financial assistance to food, blankets, gloves, clothing, jackets, toques and gloves to get through the winters.
In their own words “We want to make a real difference in peoples lives, right now, providing essential needs to the less fortunate community. We are committed to providing accessible, inclusive, and culturally competent services to diverse communities”.
We want to assist people in the Greater Edmonton Area who are struggling to meet their essential needs. We focus our energies on the poor, homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless, by filling the gaps left by other programs and organizations. We do this by addressing their unmet essential needs of food, clothing, shelter and assisting them in accessing available services.