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October  2021

Greater Victoria finds 5 generators to help people in war-torn Ukraine

Jack Knox: Sending handmade love through the Victoria-Ukraine pipeline

Jack Knox, The Victoria Times Colonist, January 21, 2023

The Compassionate Resource Warehouse has filled 13 40-foot shipping containers with aid from Vancouver Island to help Ukrainians.

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Miracle container, filled with supplies by Esquimalt charity, survives Beirut blast

Christine Van Reeuwyk, Saanich News Dec. 16, 2021 

Found 40-foot container provides Syrian refugees skills training, school


Jack Knox: Bridal gowns to Jordan, from loads of volunteers providing light to darkness

Jack Knox Times Colonist March 8, 2020

Five wedding dresses. Among all the donated items being crammed into the 40-foot shipping container — school supplies, stethoscopes, winter boots, sewing machines — the dresses stand out.

Why on earth would a Syrian refugee in Jordan need a wedding gown from Victoria?


It happens – you’re standing in line at security when you realize that you have a prohibited item in your carry-on baggage. You know you can’t take it with you on your flight, but have you ever wondered what happens to it when you leave it behind? Something wonderful.

Group Provides Assistance a World Away

Compassionate Resource Warehouse raises supplies for people in need around the globe.

Container bound for Iraq

Dell Marie Wergeland, director at Compassionate Resource Warehouse, and Graham Jackson of Youth With A Mission Victoria show off some of the supplies packed into the container behind them destined for Erbill in the Kurdish part of Iraq where they will aide refugees fleeing the fighting in Mosul.

Volunteers shipping container of goods to Iraq
- By KENDRA WONG Saanich News, December 23, 2016
While most people will be wrapping presents in the days leading up to Christmas, local volunteers will be preparing a shipping container to send supplies to Iraq.
Hospital help trip to Ghana
- Peter Easthope - Island Tides Newspaper - June 30, 2016 edition -  page 5

On May 25, a seven-person team left Vancouver on a one month medical mission — destination: Ghana, western Africa.The south-west BC team, which was comprised of president of Compassionate Resource Warehouse (CRW) Dell Wergeland; president of Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation (KGNF) Marj Ratel, RN; Denise Stone, RN; Jocelyne Lapointe, MD; Karen Currie, RN; Danny Moe; and Pender Islands’ Peter Easthope.

Local Charity Sending Relief Supplies to Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan
Saanich News March 2016
Dell Marie Wergeland, president of the Compassionate Resource Warehouse, and a team of 125 volunteers filled a shipping container with relief items for more than 40,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The Saanich-based charity is currently collecting donations for a second container to be shipped to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan in late March or early April.
Needed supplies set sail for Vanuatu
Oak Bay News May 2015
The Victoria Vanuatu Physician Project (ViVa), in conjunction with Disaster Aid Canada  and the Compassionate Resource Warehouse packed a shipping container to the brim with much-needed disaster relief – construction, medical, school, recreation and skill development supplies for the nation made up of 80 islands in the South Pacific in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam.
The Difference the Donated Items Make in Kagera, Tanzania

October 2014


Back Ground: In late October the truck loaded with the 40' container travelled from Dar es Salaam overland to Kagera. It was the rainy season, when narrow dirt roads become treacherous and the terrain difficult. A few kilometers from its destination in Muleba, the truck broke down with a wheel deeply mired in the sandy road. The contents were unloaded and hand carried by volunteers to safety in the nearby vocational school.

Letter of Appreciation to Compassionate Resource Warehouse

July 2013


Dear Dave,

Firstly on behalf of BMWEC and Hsa Thoo Lei, I would like to say special thank to you and Global Neighbor Foundation. In the following issue about inside Burma/Myanmar trip, I present short report in this letter. I have traveled to Hta Law village, Myawaddy Township......

Donating Desks to the Compassionate Resource Warehouse

​Shaw Cable May 2013

Elizabeth Buckley School is donating their desks to a school in Sudan. Shaw TV's Sucheta Singh is on location as these students drop their desks off at the Compassionate Resource Warehouse.

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