We did it – WRYM’s COLDEST NIGHT OUT!
WRYM’s volunteer Executive Director Greg Goulin celebrated his 70th birthday at the event, and supporters presented him with a surprise birthday cake!
“We did it!” says Greg Goulin, the Windsor Residence for Young Men’s volunteer Executive Director. Volunteers, friends and staff of Windsor Residence for Young Men spent up to 14 hours on the night of February 22-23 out in bitter cold and darkness for the WRYM's COLDEST NIGHT OUT fundraiser. The site, an industrial parking lot on St. Luke Road in Windsor, was kindly provided by Dave Woodall of Medachrom Holdings Limited.
“We can never duplicate the desperation of homelessness, says Goulin. “Our volunteers’ overnight vigil is meant to bring more attention to our community’s need to help young men leave homelessness behind and build new lives. That awareness is growing. It was really moving during this event to receive support for our programs from members of the community. One donor showed up at four-thirty in the morning to present us with a cheque!”
Goulin celebrated his 70th birthday at the event, and supporters presented him with a surprise birthday cake!
Windsor Residence for Young Men (WRYM) is a charitable organization that supports young men 16 - 24 years of age as they leave homelessness behind to build new lives. WRYM provides a supportive functional family with a staff of women and men who deliver individual counselling and teach basic life skills such as hygiene, food acquisition and preparation, budgeting, social responsibility and work ethic. WRYM’s program success rate, measured in the number of residents who have left the streets, is 92%, with a 3-year average of 90%.
It is not too late to donate to help homeless young men build new lives: