Expect to see even more bright pink trucks driving around Langley.
Thanks to the generous members of this community who believe in what Kimz Angels is doing — helping the homeless and those most in need — she now has four trucks in her fleet.
“There are so many kindhearted people who are doing their part, making a difference in the world. I’m so grateful to the Jackmans for this truck,” said Kim Snow, founder of Kimz Angels.
Last week, Snow took the keys to her fully wrapped pick up truck, bought by Phil and Barb Jackman.
“My wife and I are big believers in Kim,” Jackman said. “She does so much for the homeless and people in need.”
Wrap Guys owner Colin Gillette wrapped the truck for free with Snow’s signature pink angels and ‘Kimz Angels’ logo on it.
“Kim is full of heart and she does so much (charity work) that people don’t see,” added Gillette.
This is the second truck the Jackmans have purchased for Kimz Angels.
For the past 17 years Snow and her growing army of volunteers have been helping the less fortunate by providing food, clothing, furniture, and basic essentials.
She is at Friends Vineyard Church in Langley City every Wednesday, preparing sandwiches, providing clothing and working with people on housing and helping wherever she can.
“These are human beings. They didn’t choose to be homeless and they need our help,” said Snow. “I’m never going to stop. It’s not about us, it’s about the people we are helping.”
Kimz Angels was the 2015 winner of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce best community impact non-profit category.
Kimz Angels annually hosts the successful Fill the Ambulance campaign outside the Murrayville IGA, which accepts donations of baby items. This year’s campaign is Dec. 16 and 17. This summer she held her first gala fundraiser which sold out. All proceeds from the event went directly to those in need.
She feeds and clothes students in need at numerous Langley schools, and takes part in a program that helps foster kids in Surrey have a fun evening out every Wednesday.
The number of homeless people has tripled in the Langleys, since the last homeless count in 2014. That is more than 200 people counted as homeless. Snow knows most of them by name. And they know and trust her, too.
It’s Snow’s dream to see each of them housed. She’d like to see Langley set aside some land and create a village of tiny houses for the homeless.
“I’d happily live beside them,” she said.
Through her volunteer work, providing food, diapers and toys to struggling new moms, helping to feed and clothe the needy and furnishing apartments for those who have nothing, Snow said the trucks are great to transport large caseloads of food donations and furniture.
“We don’t sit in our offices and wonder what goes on in our community. We are there on the streets, talking to the people that want to be part of our community and make a difference,” she said.
To learn more about Kimz Angels, or if you want to help or need help, go to kimzangels.com.