This Christmas eve it will be 3 years since a homeless man passed away in his van in Coquitlam. He froze to death in the cold snap that lasted a few days. Every day people would pass him by as they went and spent their $4 on a cup of coffee.
I would walk by this man in his van and was relieved to see he had a small electric heater running in his van to keep him warm. He would back his van up to the Rona store in Coquitlam and plug in and keep alive.
However, this was not to be the case for much longer, the costly price of $0.50 cents was too much for his life according to Rona. A fence was installed to keep this man from staying alive by using a mere $0.50 cents worth of electricity.
So within weeks of this fence being installed by Rona to prevent this man from using the electricity he was found frozen to death in his van.
For all the talk of charity that these large companies do, charity really does start at home. This time the Rona store forgot that being Canadian means taking care of those who require our help.
I hope that anyone reading this will take a moment and remember that charity belongs not in Africa but in Canada and more importantly in your neighbourhood.