Welcome Hall Mission

Welcome Hall Mission

October 05, 2010 05:00 ET

Media Advisory: Montreal Alouettes Serving Thanksgiving Dinner to the Homeless

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2010) - There are an estimated 25,000 homeless people in Montreal – that's equivalent to a sell-out crowd at Percival Molson Stadium! Maybe it's why many of the Alouettes football players are so sensitive to this issue and quick to answer the call for help.

Following the traditional CFL Thanksgiving Day game on October 11th, the Montreal Alouettes will continue their tradition by lending a helping hand at Welcome Hall Mission. Players will change out of their uniforms and into aprons to serve a special Thanksgiving Dinner to more than 300 homeless people at the Men's Mission shelter. Their presence and words of encouragement offer hope to those who need it most. Over the last 12 years, this event has been an opportunity to see the Alouettes in action, tackling the issue of poverty in Montreal.

Invitation to the Media
 
Monday, October 11th 2010
5:45 p.m.
Welcome Hall Mission – The Men's Mission
 
1490 St-Antoine Street West
 
Montreal (QC) H3C 1C3

Homelessness is a complex issue. Since 1892, Welcome Hall Mission has been at the leading edge of initiatives addressing this situation in Montreal, while caring for the whole person physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. The Men's Mission provides hot meals and shelter for up to 185 men everyday, offering clean clothes, showers, personal hygiene products and counseling. Welcome Hall Mission also runs rehabilitation and reintegration programs for those who want to turn their lives around.

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