As we continue to pray for the front line care workers, the Triple Blessing initiative has came to closure. We had completed our last mission on July 30!

“Triple Blessing”

“Triple Blessing” was a community engagement project facilitated by New Westminster CRC and Westminster Bible Chapel.  Our hope is to bless our shared neighbourhood during this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is it? Extending encouragement to care-home workers in neighbourhood care-home facilities by giving a free boxed meal bought from local, small, family-run eateries struggling to stay in business during COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Why “Triple Blessing?”

1. You are blessed when you give to those in need!

2. Workers in care homes are encouraged because you remember them (remember, about 50% of COVID related deaths are in care homes).

3. Small businesses get a lift from the financial crisis through the food bought from your giving.

 

A donation of $10 had provided one boxed meal to a care-home staff person, 100% of donations were used to purchasing meals!

It is our hope to bless as many front-line care-home workers as possible through this practical, and tasty, gift of encouragement!

From April to July, over $12,000 has been donated! Thank you!

Through your gifts, 1,043 meals have been provided, 8 care homes have been served, and 6 family-owned restaurants have been supported!

We thank you Sushi-Q Tea Cafe(on Canada way), Fraserview Meat Tandoori House, Fusion Wok, Spring Garden Seafood Restaurant, Shiok Singapore Cuisine, Columbia Street Sandwich Company for your participation in Triple Blessing and for the delicious meals you prepared for the care-workers!

 

 

 

From the New West Record: Click to read article

New West Christian Reformed Church helps local restaurants, care home workers

 

On Thursday, April 23rd, we were able to deliver the first batch of dinner boxes from a small family-run eatery to Normanna Care Home, both located in Burnaby. We hope and pray that this has been an encouragement to all and a small token of our appreciation to the small businesses and care home staff in our community. And we hope this will be the first of many deliveries made possible through generous donations by the broader community! Let’s share this blessing with many care-homes and eateries in our neighbourhood!