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This is Enry, a quiet fifty-something Montrealer who usually sleeps in the same area of town. We met Enry on a beautiful, sunny day. He looked scruffy and serene when we photographed him.
Enry is a French Quebecer; he speaks little English. It's difficult to have a conversation because of his limited vocabulary. Nevertheless, he told us a bit about himself.
He's been living on the city streets for two years. Like most homeless or underprivileged people, Enry regularly asks people for money. Though some citizens heed Enry's call, he has a hard time getting by most days. He doesn't eat much. Today, however, we gave him fruit to eat and water to drink.
But when Enry isn't drinking water, he has a bottle of liquor next to him. Beyond the scruffy and serene look, is this gentleman an alcoholic? Might alcohol be Enry's way to escape misery?
You now know part of Enry's story. We are asking YOU, the citizens around the world, to tell us the end of his story. Kindly donate $1, $2, $5, $8, $10, or more - any amount you can - to allow F.I.S.H. Foundation to provide suitable housing, mental health, food, clothing, education, and employment services for the homeless and other underprivileged people. Let's help them reintegrate into society to become responsible citizens like you and me.
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is officially auditing this fundraising campaign.