Richmond firefighters give out warming packages to the homeless

Richmond Fire-Rescue is reaching out to local homeless people this week to help keep them warm.

Richmond firefighters will be distributing cold-weather packages from their rescue trucks with toques and gloves as well as hygiene products and tea, coffee and hot chocolate packets.

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The initiative comes from the North Shore-based non-profit Warming the Homeless, which is donating the items.

On the Richmond Fire-Rescue Facebook page, fire fighters thank B.C. Parker for bringing the program to Richmond.

Each winter package contains a wide variety of new items: a knitted wool toque, knitted wool socks, gloves, a vinyl rain poncho, hand warmer packets, tea/coffee/hot chocolate packets, hand and/or facial cream, shampoo, conditioner and/or soap and feminine hygiene products.

For more information, go to Richmond Fire-Rescue’s Facebook page.

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