Upper Room Angels seeks 172 more donors to make up shortfall

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Charity reports $8,964 still needed to continue to support soup kitchen and food bank through the end of this fiscal year

Nancy Barrett, Upper Room Angels

The Upper Room Angels' 25th annual fundraising campaign for the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry's Soup Kitchen and Food Bank began Labour Day 2013 with a goal of $84,000 or 1,615 angels.

As a result of 1,373 memberships being renewed and 70 new members that came aboard, the annual campaign brought in a total of $75,036.

The angels is non-denominational.

Each week the angels contribute $1,600 to the ministry to help with the purchase of food and supplies needed to assist its clientele. It requires 172 more angels to make up the shortfall of $8,964 to enable the organization to continue the weekly contributions through the end of this fiscal year September. The angels do not solicit by phone or house to house calls.

It is never too late to be an angel. Membership is $52 ($1 for each week of the year). Any individual or group that would like to be an angel is encouraged to send a $52 cheque or money order to The Upper Room Angels, c/o The URHM Food Bank, 33 Belmont St., Charlottetown, P.E.I., C1A5G9. Charitable receipts are issued.

For more information, phone Nancy at 569-5086 or visit www.urhm.org/angels.

Organizations: Upper Room Hospitality Ministry, Soup Kitchen and Food Bank, The URHM Food Bank

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • A good cause
    January 31, 2014 - 17:40

    This is a good idea many people need this now more than ever,with all the cutbacks and trying to save the mighty dollar these days most cannot contribute to this great cause with the cost of living gone thru the roof,fuel electricity and food,I personally can't see how people can contribute to such a good cause.

  • don
    January 30, 2014 - 00:04

    this is disgusting the only place you hear about is the upper room why can't this newspaper go to all food banks on PEI and see what they need? but i guess the guardian is bias towards the rest of PEI the same as the government. the only place that is important is the want to be capital of the world. shame on this paper. i would like to see everyone outside of ch'town stop buying this newspaper and see how long they would stay open with just the city of ch'town buying it.

    • Food banks
      January 30, 2014 - 13:47

      Don, did they other food banks send a press release to the Guardian about their shortfall in fundraising this year? If not, they may want to do that! This article is here because the Upper Room alerted the media to their situation. How else is The Guardian supposed to know???

    • don
      January 30, 2014 - 14:46

      it is up to this paper to check it is called news, work, reporting. but i guess ch'town needs the food as to many are getting it that does not need it. but this paper can do what is called checking on a story

    • Sorry bud
      January 30, 2014 - 16:29

      Don, sorry bud but that's not how it works. I work for a non-profit and if we want a story in the paper, we send a press release. The Guardian is not going to contact every charity on the Island to check in to see how they are doing. It's not realistic thinking.

  • Gerald
    January 29, 2014 - 12:42

    Been an Angel for years, maybe since the start. Makes me feel good every time. A really good cause.