An outreach organization in Surrey has had their van stolen and banged up on New Year’s Day, marring their 11th anniversary.
MaryAnne Connor says the NightShift ministry is on the street every night, 365 days a year.
“We offer a hot meal, clothing, blankets, care kits, free hugs and just hang out with people on the streets and build relationships.”
The NightShift Ministry used the van to pick up donations and food for the program.
“It’s used every day, it’s something we can’t do without.”
“Any time any of our vehicles are taken out of service, the trickle effect is that it affects the people that we are serving…it affects everyone.”
Since the van is not fixable, Connor is hoping someone will step forward to help out.
“Someone might have a van that is in good shape that we again don’t have to pay for maintenance and repairs on it, and they want to donate that and we can use any amount of help that we can get right now.”
Currently the van is with police who are continuing to investigate.