Mr. Speaker, during the Christmas season it is important to remember the organizations that go above and beyond to help those who need it most. In my community of Oshawa, we are blessed to have the Gate 3:16 Outreach Centre, led by Betty and her outstanding team of staff and volunteers.
Since 1990, they have offered hot meals, warm showers, laundry services and much more to anyone in need. Having spoken with its patrons over the years, I know how valuable their safe and friendly space is to many in my community.
Earlier this year, they found themselves without a physical location, and they had to suspend services. I am extremely proud to say that they have found a new home and are back to serving the community. I stopped by last week to donate some supplies and had the opportunity to speak with their general manager, Rita. She tells me that they are thrilled with the new space and are excited to be back working with their patrons.
On behalf of all residents of Oshawa, I extend my sincere thanks to the team at Gate 3:16 and wish them every success in their location, as well as a merry Christmas and a happy new year.