Veterinarian Gurbrinder Ghuman and assistant Deanna Medeiros from Peace Arch Veterinarian Hospital check Gizmo the Chihuahua miniature-pinscher-cross at the annual Connect Day at the Surrey Urban Mission at 10778 King George Blvd. The homeless also received flu shots

On a mission to help

Surrey Homelessness and Housing Task Force hold Surrey Connect Day.

The Surrey Urban Mission was buzzing with activity Wednesday (Oct. 16) as people lined up to get haircuts, have their pets checked, get a manicure or have a makeover.

It was all part of Surrey Connect Day – during Homelessness Action Week – meant to bring public awareness and understanding to the issue of homelessness in the Lower Mainland.

The action day invited professionals to offer their services to those in need, as well as provide information and resources. Clothing, household items, shoes, baby items, food and care packages were also available.

Other events included a bowl-a-thon last weekend and a Homeless Awareness Walk on Friday (Oct. 18) on King George Boulevard.

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