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URBAN BARN BLANKETING THE COUNTRY

Staff at the Kamloops branch of Canadian furniture and home accent retailer Urban Barn snuggle up to a great idea to cover the city’s homeless with warm blankets. With every $5 donation, a brand-new Urban Barn fleece blanket will be donated to a local homeless shelter in Kamloops. Throughout November, the nationwide initiative will include 41 Urban Barn retail locations taking part, with a goal of donating 8,000 blankets. In Kamloops, St. Paul’s Cathedral’s Out of the Cold program will receive the blankets. During episodes of severe weather, St. Paul’s Cathedral opens an emergency shelter, with 28 beds for vulnerable and homeless people in Kamloops to stay warm, dry and safe. From left: Staff members Deborah Rainey and Jennifer Price, store manager Tanya Youd and assistant manager Randeen Kozak cozy up.  - DAVE EAGLES/KTW
Staff at the Kamloops branch of Canadian furniture and home accent retailer Urban Barn snuggle up to a great idea to cover the city’s homeless with warm blankets. With every $5 donation, a brand-new Urban Barn fleece blanket will be donated to a local homeless shelter in Kamloops. Throughout November, the nationwide initiative will include 41 Urban Barn retail locations taking part, with a goal of donating 8,000 blankets. In Kamloops, St. Paul’s Cathedral’s Out of the Cold program will receive the blankets. During episodes of severe weather, St. Paul’s Cathedral opens an emergency shelter, with 28 beds for vulnerable and homeless people in Kamloops to stay warm, dry and safe. From left: Staff members Deborah Rainey and Jennifer Price, store manager Tanya Youd and assistant manager Randeen Kozak cozy up. 
— image credit: DAVE EAGLES/KTW

 

 

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