*for privacy reasons, name has been changed
Heather’s time had run out. An elderly widow, she had recently sold her house in Winnipeg and the buyer had already begun to move in and renovate the house as the possession date had passed. The problem was, she had not yet completely moved out as she was physically unable to keep packing. Now who could she get to help pack her things? She knew of no relative or young person who could volunteer for such a physically and time demanding task. To pay for such a service was also out of the question. While pondering what to do in a local restaurant her eyes fixed upon a newspaper article describing the role of Operation Share in meeting urgent needs in the community. Feeling desperate she phoned Operation Share and asked for help. “Yes“, she was told, Operation Share would provide her with about half a dozen volunteers to assist her in completing her move. As a result, the remaining items in Heather’s house and garage were cleaned out in a timely fashion. Not only did Operation Share move Heather for free, in addition, Heather was provided with a charitable tax receipt in exchange for some household items she could no longer use and was willing to donate to Operation Share. The relief in Heather’s voice and face was readily apparent as she graciously thanked the volunteers from Operation Share for their timely service.