WeCan Shelter Society co-founder Charlene Davis came up with the idea a few years ago to repurpose sea containers into houses for the unhoused population of the Comox Valley. (Olivier Laurin / Comox Valley Record)

VIDEO: Comox Valley non-profit builds shelters out of sea containers for the unhoused

‘We intend to carry on until we have a reason to not’: WeCan Shelter Society chairperson Charlene Davis

When Charlene Davis became president of the Rotary Club of Comox a few years ago, she was mandated to undertake a project of her own.

With this in mind, Davis had the idea of creating houses out of sea containers, aiming to provide shelter for members of Comox Valley’s unhoused population.

This initial proposition eventually blossomed into a fully-fledged non-profit organization called WeCan Shelter Society.

As of June 9, the group is currently building its 10th sea container home in Courtenay’s Maple Pool Campground.

Thanks to the work of devoted volunteers and generous private donations, Davis says that this project would have never seen the light of day without their help.

To contribute or get involved in this initiative, call 250-871-1573 or visit WeCan Shelter Society’s Facebook page.

READ MORE: Ninth WeCan Shelter home opens at Maple Pool Campground in Courtenay


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