People with experience of homelessness joining Emmaus Bradford’s newly established community now have better hot water and heating thanks to support from our fantastic charity partners.
The boiler at the charity’s new home for people with experience of homelessness broke down this winter, but three amazing organisations stepped in to help. This went a huge way towards helping our homelessness charity get on with the important work of offering rooms and a second chance to homeless people.
Emmaus Leeds showed amazing solidarity for a fellow community by offering their support, with phenomenal charity partners Cadent and KeepMoat Homes also contributing.
Emmaus Leeds Trustee, Glenn Miller, said: “The essence of Emmaus for us is ‘working together’. This is why it is important for Leeds Emmaus to ‘walk the walk’ and work together with other communities, particularly one so close as Bradford is to us.”
KeepMoat Homes is a top UK housebuilder, transforming brownfield sites into thriving new communities. Around 70 per cent of homes built help people take their first steps on the property ladder.
Cadent is the UK’s largest gas distribution network, managing more than 80,000 miles of pipes, which transport gas to 11 million customers.
Stacey Weeks, Sustainability Manager at Cadent said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be partnering with Emmaus to be able to reach those that need our support the most. When we heard that the new community in Bradford had hit a delay to opening due to the need for a new boiler, we stepped in to help. Giving back to the community is something we’re really proud of, both Cadent and Emmaus share the desire to keep people warm while protecting the planet, and we’ll continue to work closely with Emmaus to contribute towards sustainable solutions for homelessness.”
General Manager of Emmaus Bradford Fran said: “The idea of solidarity – supporting others in need – is a big part of Emmaus’ ethos. So thank you to Emmaus Leeds, Cadent, and KeepMoat, for their solidarity when we really needed it.”
“Emmaus Bradford would also like to thank our Trustees for their help with this problem, and the plumbing firm who fitted the new boiler. It will help us provide a really warm welcome when homeless people from Bradford move in this Autumn and Winter.”
Could you or your company support Emmaus Bradford with a donation of time, money or skills? We need help refurbishing our community building so we can help more people get back on their feet from homelessness. Please get in touch with email@example.com or call 07815 790189.