Sunday, May 3, 2015
May Showers Cancelled Our Tulipathon for 2014
I think everyone can agree that after the winter we had, this year we have a case of May showers bringing June flowers. That said, it was with heavy hearts and disappointment that we felt the need to cancel our annual walk among the Tulips at the last possible moment on Sunday. With the rain pouring in much greater amounts than the weather forecast had given us warning for, and the wind blowing from the North, we simply could not take any risks with anyone’s health and well-being. However, despite this rain on our parade, the event can still be declared a success as we were able to raise another $23,466.00 for affordable housing! This amount represents greatly needed funds that we would not have been able to use without the work of so many dedicated people.
We would like to extend a special thank you to Bob Chiarelli, MPP, and City Councilor Shad Qadri who both went above and beyond the call of duty in their support of our work, coming out in the downpour, and staying, in spite of the rain, to spend time with everyone.
A big thank you also goes out to our Patrons who donned their rain gear, Rev. John Marsh, Father Jacques Kabangu, Rev. Martin Malina, and Imam Mohammad Jebara.
Thanks to our Tulipathon team and volunteers for all their hard work and dedication.
Finally, we would like to thank everyone who donated to this year’s Tulipathon, and to everyone who still came out and braved the bad weather.
If you still would like to donate to our Tulipathon fundraising event, you can do so directly by calling the office at (613)686-1825, on line by following this link: http://www.multifaithhousing.ca/donate-now.html
Or by mailing a cheque to: Multifaith Housing Initiative, 404 McArthur Ave, Suite 209, Ottawa, ON K1K 1G8
Donate Online - Just add the person or team to the instructions for MHI
On the first Sunday in May, MHI members and friends walk together to raise funds to help provide housing and supports for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This event wonderfully demonstrates the solidarity that our member faith communities share in their deep concern for those in our community who cannot meet their basic needs and in their commitment to “walk the talk.”
“We are grateful to the Multifaith Housing Initiative for making us aware of the housing needs of many in our community and for soliciting our support. We were pleased to carry the banner of the Capital Region Interfaith Council in the recent Tulipathon organized by the Multifaith Housing Initiative and we wish to keep working closely with this organization in future.”