It was a cold, snowy and windy morning when the WGYB set out to help the homeless of Montreal. We were very happy to be a part (photos and video) of such a heartfelt endeavor, Their goal every year is to hand deliver 100+ backpacks to the homeless in Montreal in hopes of reminding them that they are not alone and not forgotten. They look them in their eyes, exchange a few words and a hug if possible. “We Got Your Back” started in 2014 by Quynh-Mai Tran and every year has gained momentum, increased in supporters and most importantly, volunteers. It’s a family initiative started with her husband, Martin Bourdeau and their two sons, Samuel and Colin Bourdeau.
“This man was the inspiring one! That hug lasted a good minute and a half. He wouldn’t let me go, just kept holding on tighter and tighter. It was such an amazing moment!”
-Quynh Tran (Organizer)
Quynh, you’re inspiring. Thank you for asking us to participate in your project. Keep up the awesome work!
For more info, check out the about section of the WGYB facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pg/
PHOTOS: John A. Glasspoole