Donations wrap Sally Ann in blankets

NANAIMO: Retail campaign provides blankets for those in need.

Nanaimo’s Urban Barn invites its customers to help blanket the less fortunate in warmth.

Until the end of November,  every $5 donation provides an Urban Barn fleece blanket to the Salvation Army’s New Hope Centre.

Providing emergency shelter, transitional housing and a halfway house, New Hope Centre offers 23 emergency shelter beds for adult males.

“It’s immensely rewarding to reach out into the community as a group and help give to those who can use a warm blanket at this time of the year,” said Rhonda Cavelle, assistant manager at Urban Barn’s Nanaimo location at Country Club Centre.

For more information, please go to www.blanketthecountry.com.