The second stand up to save Oscars Place Meeting was held on September 9th at the UCN lobby. The meeting was attended by concerned citizens to determine how to save the Oscars Place Homeless Shelter after The Pas Friendship Centre Announced that
they were going to close the shelter at the end of the month.
Several people came forward with ideas on how they could raise money to keep the shelter running including a Go Fund Me Page and donation boxes. The goal is to try to raise at least $4,000 a month to go towards operating costs. Three budgets from The Pas Friendship Centre were presented at the meeting with one budget stating that it would cost around $200.000 a year to operate the Shelter based on 10 hours of operation a day.
A few meeting participant’s volunteered to become committee members
for the stand up to save Oscars place group and they will be having a meeting at UCN this Wednesday to decide on a plan.