Since 1940, Union Gospel Mission has been bringing hope to the hungry, hurting and homeless in the Metro Vancouver area. Now, in 2008, UGM is unveiling the newest tool in its continued efforts to bring light to the dark corners of the Lower Mainland: the all-new UGM.ca.
Through this completely renovated website, UGM is harnessing current technology to bring engaging stories, fresh updates and helpful tools to both daily guests and potential donors. A clean new design sets the stage for up-to-date information on all of UGM’s facilities and services, available volunteer positions, and current career opportunities.
Perhaps the most exciting component of the new website is the launch of UGM’s official blog, The Street. Stories for The Street are written weekly by UGM’s front-line outreach workers, serving as disarming evidence of the challenges and changes that are seen every day in the neighbourhoods of the Lower Mainland.
Website Launch Party
To celebrate the launch of their new site, UGM held a little website launch party. It was great to meet Kevan and the rest of the UGM staff again. The Union Gospel Mission is a charity that I support and donate to. I’ve always believed that the true measure of success is not how much you make, but how much you give.
Help Me Feed The Hungry This Easter
Easter is just around the corner and the UGM needs your help to provide hot Easter meals and other life-changing services to hungry, hurting and homeless men, women and children in Vancouver. A complete meal cost only $2.59. This is an amount I believe we can all afford.
I Will Match Your Donation
I will personally match every dollar donated by John Chow dot Com readers up to a maximum of $1000.00. Simply make a donation at UGM’s online donation page, then email me a copy of the email receipt. Feel free to leave a comment about your donation as well.
All readers making donations will be recognized in a blog post next Monday. If you have a website or blog, I will link to it. The meals and other services we provide can be the start of a new life and new beginning for those in need. The last time I asked you for help, we raised over $3,700 for the UGM. Let’s break that this time!