Meet Brian and his support worker from the Salvation Army, Kristen.  Kristen escorted Brian to the Matthew House Ottawa: Furniture Bank to select furniture for his new apartment.  It has been several years since Brian has been able to cite his own address. In the past, Brian struggled with a number of life issues which eventually left him living on the streets and in shelters.  The Salvation Army gave him the hand he needed to rise above the many challenges and guided him towards a journey of recovery.  For now, his apartment is bare.  He has very few personal belongings but this is all about to change.

MHO:FB is proud to be one of the many community services that has had an opportunity to support Brian on his road to success.  His visit to MHO:FB allowed him to get a comfortable bed, a couple of sofa chairs, a lamp to read by and a number of other household items.

What does all this mean for Brian? To him it means he will not only have a place to live but a home.  It’s a new beginning and he feels good – the sparkle in his eyes confirms the joy and motivation in his heart.  He sends a big “thank you” to all who donated furniture to the MHO:FB.

No matter how big or small your contribution to the MHO:FB has been in the past or may be in the future, know that your generosity can be life changing.

Family, ImpactAshley Reiter