Ray Abernethy

Burnaby, British Columbia

“If one person would help just one other person, what a difference that would make.” These are the words of Ray Abernethy and they define Ray’s absolute dedication to those who need help in his community. Whether a single mother, foster parent, new immigrant, refugee, low income family, Ray has volunteered his services for more than 18 years sourcing, collecting and distributing furniture, clothing and household goods. What began as a small backyard project has blossomed under his leadership and vision into a unique, charitable society called Helping Families in Need serving the needs of thousands of people in the lower mainland and Fraser Valley.


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