In December, the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Fund received a donation. Now, there’s nothing unusual about that – we had sent out our annual correspondence to the community reporting on the work of the Society, and typically, we receive a number of donations in response. But this one leapt off the page, as the amount was unusual: $555.55.
We contacted the donor, intrigued. Yadevinder Singh Bhullar replied, “It was just a random number used. Siri Guru Nanak Dev Ji taught us to share.” Donations to the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Fund are building the endowment, ensuring the long-term capacity of the Society to provide critical grants to community partners, who make a real difference in the lives of families and individuals facing homelessness.
The Board and staff of the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society thank caring donors, like Mr. Bhullar, who, with their investment, place their trust in us to responsibly and effectively manage their contributions. We are proud to provide the opportunity for Mr. Bhullar to express his values and to share his good fortune with those in his community who are struggling. Although the number was random, his generosity is purposeful.