Mission Community Foundation donates $500 to UGM

Union Gospel Mission will use the money to purchase a TV and DVD player to play educational videos during daily programs

Darryl Siah holds little Cierra (no relation) with Lorraine Jimmy while enjoying a holiday meal at Union Gospel Mission

The Mission Community Foundation has donated $500 to Union Gospel Mission (UGM) in Mission from its Negrin Fund, enabling the nonprofit to purchase a much-needed tool that many of us take for granted: a TV and DVD player.

The TV will allow UGM to show life skills videos to community members who attend UGM’s daily programs, as well as inspirational movies for families and children. The adult videos have proven to be especially instrumental in helping individuals set boundaries, take control over their lives, and move towards stability and independence, says Karen Flanagan, UGM’s manager in Mission.

“Everyday we help many people who struggle to make healthy choices for their families and their own lives. This will be a great asset for us as we work to transform our community by helping people overcome poverty, homelessness and addiction.”

UGM has been actively involved in the district of Mission for 15 years, providing comprehensive programs and services such as meals, hot showers, supportive counselling and referrals, and life skills classes. UGM is a member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions. To find out more about the charity and what it does in Mission, visit www.ugm.ca.

The Mission Community Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization which collects funds from donors and invests them back into the community through various non-profit organizations involved in the fields of education, recreation, culture and the humanities.