Workers from a Mosaic Company potash mine and the United Way believe that everyone deserves a "man cave" even when they are staying in an emergency shelter.
'It does give a better feeling about yourself'—Lee Miller
That’s why today, those Mosaic volunteers are working at the Lighthouse in Saskatoon. The men’s emergency shelter at the facility needs some attention. Just ask the people who spend time there.
"It's needed. It's kind of like it was there and forgotten," said Lee Miller.
The miners, as part of the United Way’s Day of Caring, are giving the men’s emergency shelter an extreme makeover. They’ll clean, and repaint the shelter. Volunteers will also give it "man cave" appeal by putting up sports memorabilia. It’s the sort of change that some think will make a bad situation a little more bearable.
"A shelter, even if it does get renovated, doesn't give you self-worth. But it does give a better feeling about yourself if it's nice. Even if you don't have somewhere else to go," said Miller.
The Lighthouse offers emergency shelter, supported living and affordable housing to those in need.