|A call for donations (update from Anita Place tent city is below)
Anita Place Tent City needs your help! The Street Population in Maple Ridge does not have access to the number of resources there are in Vancouver, and as we strain to establish a safe, healthy, strong tent city, the scarcity of resources is showing. Alliance Against Displacement has supplied most of the tents and tarps that are making up the camp, and the need is bigger than we can afford to fulfill. We have collected nearly $2,000 through our online fundraising campaign, but AAD organizers have put nearly twice that on our credit cards – mostly to buy tents.
Here are some of the immediate needs: Tents cost $40 each, foam sleeping pads cost $30, tarps (9’X12’ is best) cost $7. If you have tents, sleeping pads, or tarps to donate, we would gladly take them! Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a drop-off close to where you live. Or consider donating $80 to outfit a single camper with a tent site. We also need sleeping bags (or blankets, but bags are better). Supplies like food and clothing are coming in haphazardly from people in the community, and the best donation to help with these smaller and irregular things is to give money so that we can buy them as-needed.
To donate to Anita Place (and the 10 Year Tent City) visit our gofundme page here: https://www.gofundme.com/supporttentcities