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PHOTOS: Car-load of drink donations collected at South Surrey drive-thru

Patricia Mulvaney delivered the fluids to Surrey Urban Mission Society

A hot-weather appeal for donations of bottled hydration and sun protection led to a load of community spirit in South Surrey Tuesday (June 29).

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Patricia Mulvaney has been hosting a weekly drive-thru snack-collection effort in the parking lot of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 2350 148 St.) since May 2020, in support of Surrey Urban Mission Society’s Brown Bag Meal Program.

This week, on one of the hottest Sundays the Semiahmoo Peninsula has seen in nearly three decades, she put out a call for fluids, “in this heat wave and throughout the summer for all who are living outdoors and in shelters.”

Tuesday morning, many people responded, dropping off enough flats of bottled water, flavoured sports beverages and more to fill her crossover vehicle to the gills.

Recipients at SUMS were “very appreciative,” a grateful Mulvaney told Peace Arch News Tuesday afternoon.

The society’s Brown Bag Meal program provides bagged meals twice daily to the homeless and others needing support from SUMS.
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Tracy Holmes

About the Author: Tracy Holmes

Tracy Holmes has been a reporter with Peace Arch News since 1997.
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