Hope Mission was founded in 1929 by Reverend Harold Edwardson, who established a soup kitchen in Edmonton's inner city to help feed hundreds of people struggling with unemployment and homelessness. They have since grown into a not-for-profit Christian social care agency caring for impoverished men, women, and children in Alberta.
Freedom Physical Therapy is a proud sponsor of their lunch program which helps feed hungry children every day, and also is active in helping Hope Mission fund the new Herb Jamieson building.
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In July 2020, we received an update from Hope Mission detailing their progress on the Herb Jamieson Centre:
"The heart of Hope Mission is to partner with you to make sure our very vulnerable homeless neighbours have a safe, warm place to stay. In a winter climate like ours, the safety and accessibility of shelter is a matter of life and death. And even more so during these challenging days - the need for safe shelter is greater than ever.
That's why your partnership to build a Herb Jamieson Centre is meeting such an important and urgent need. The old shelter was unsafe and the lack of safety and wheelchair accessibility was a barrier to people coming to the shelter. Now we are so close to opening a new shelter that will be a safe place for people to stay - people who have nowhere else to go.
A few months ago, the old building was completely torn down. And since then, a remarkable amount of progress has already been made. We've just finished putting the basement in and now we're getting ready to begin work on the main floor - the very space where our hurting and homeless neighbours will soon find shelter and safety.
Freedom Physical Therapy is humbled to be a part of the biggest project in Hope Mission history that is truly transforming the face of care for the people who need it most!
Freedom Physical Therapy is a proud of supporter of The Alberta NWT Command, The Royal Canadian Legion.
The Legion is recognized as one of Canada's largest community service organizations, as they are an integral part of the communities in which they reside.
Our support to The Legion, enables them to publish their Annual Military Service Recognition Book. This book helps recognize and honour many of Alberta and the NWT's brave Veterans who served their country so well during times of major world conflict (WW1, WW2, and the Korean War) and recent conflicts such as Afghanistan, as well as Peacekeeping Missions.
This annual publication goes a long way to help the Legion in their job as the "Keepers of Remembrance", so that none of us forget the selfless contributions made by our Veterans.
Equally important, proceeds raised are also used to improve services to Veterans and the more than 175 communities served by the Legion throughout Alberta and the NWT.