The Lethbridge Hurricanes are kicking off the holiday season by helping those in need around the world.
On Thursday, December 1st Cam Braes, Damien Ketlo, Brody Sutter, Landon Oslanski, Brady Ramsay, Spencer Galbraith, Tyler Kizuik, Graham Hood, Nick Buonassisi, Juraj Bezuch, Liam Liston, Phil Tot and Albin Blomqvist lent a helping hand to Richard and Lisa Henry and Rev. Brian Palsky at University Drive Alliance Church for Operation Christmas Child. The church, located at 55 Columbia Blvd. West is the regional collection centre for Southern Alberta and in total 6,746 shoe boxes were collected from Lethbridge and surrounding area for the global Christmas exchange program.
The program encourages churches, children and adults to pack shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items and school supplies to be given to thousands of children living in impoverished areas all over the world. In the coming days the shoe boxes will be sent to Calgary and then distributed around the world.
The Lethbridge Hurricanes are proud to get into the community and help raise awareness for this great cause and to give the other volunteers a hand in loading up the cartons of boxes to be shipped to needy children.
(From Esther Madziya, Hurricanes Media Relations)