Many groups in Hope help the less fortunate

It is nice to see what a community can accomplish when the will is there

This Monday afternoon, I enjoyed a pleasant time at the local drop-in centre for the less fortunate in Hope.

About 100 people came together to celebrate the centre’s first year in operation with a barbecue and rousing music from a band who call themselves a “Sweet Tooth.”

It is nice to see what a community can accomplish when the will is there. Here in Hope are many groups who are mainly in operation to help the less fortunate among us, and all these volunteers deserve a big hug and tap on their backs.

One of my biggest wishes is that our local elected leaders would get their heads out of sand and start to climate some of the hurdles they have created for these poorest of poor in our society.

Yukon Eric Holopainen,

Hope, B.C.