New homeless shelter to open 180 more beds in Edmonton

Mar 26 2020, 11:44 am

An Alberta non-profit that runs a homeless shelter in Edmonton has received a government grant to open 180 more beds during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mustard Seed Society, a faith-based organization that helps people dealing with poverty and homelessness, said in a Facebook post it’s gotten a grant to expand its Edmonton shelter from 40 beds to 220.

However, it’s still trying to fundraise to cover start-up costs of its expanded shelter. The Mustard Seed says a $35 donation made online provides a mat, clean bedding, and breakfast for one client to stay the night.

“COVID-19 poses a new threat to our most vulnerable citizens,” the Mustard Seed says on its website. “Their survival is at risk. We must continue to care for them with dignity and respect.”

Daily Hive has reached out to The Mustard Seed for more details.