Ride for Refuge is coming up on Saturday, September 29th and we need your help!
We have set a goal of raising $10,000.00 through this event that will go towards our Van Patrol program here at Main Street Project.
We need enthusiastic team captains, riders, and walkers, as well as donors to help make this event a success – that’s you!
About Van Patrol
Main Street Project’s Van Patrol is an outreach program that offers support to vulnerable and at risk community members in need, using a harm reduction approach. Van Patrol is primarily operated during the night to seek out those in the community who appear to be at risk to offer assistance, such as a ride to our emergency shelter, or to provide warm clothing, water, coffee, food and harm reduction supplies.
During an average night, Van Patrol serves almost 100 people, handing out over 150 food and beverage items, and over 80 harm reduction supplies.
MSP has the only Van Patrol program that is in operation 365 days per year.
Finally, through the Voluntary Transport Protocol and in partnership with the Winnipeg Police Service and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, Van Patrol helps to alleviate stressors on the health and emergency response system by providing a consistent mode of non-emergency related transportation to assist those who may have otherwise depended on emergency services.
Visit our Ride for Refuge page at to sign up and donate! If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact Cindy and she will be happy to assist.
Thanks and we are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 29th!