Vancouver Tim Hortons Apologizing After Homeless Man Dumped with Water
Tim Hortons is is issuing an apology after after the owner of a Vancouver location was accused of dumping water on a homeless man outside of a Vancouver location.
“The regretful actions in a moment of frustration at one of our Vancouver locations is not at all reflective of our brand and restaurant owner values. On behalf of Tim Hortons we sincerely apologize,” Michelle Robichaud, Manager of Social Media, said in a statement. She also says the owner will be making a personal apology, and a donation would be made to the Belkin House, a shelter in Vancouver.
The chain says they launched an investigation after resident Arianne Summach posted outrage on social media after her friends alerted her of the incident.
Summach also called for a boycott via Facebook.
Executive Director of Vancouver Salvation Army, Judy Regamey, told Global News that the situation is regrettable, and is encouraging the general public to engage more with homeless people. She says businesses trying to clear homeless people from their property can call police or local Salvation Army shelters, while encouraging them to act proactive and respectful.
“It must be difficult for business owners. But if they were to talk to them, and explain you can’t really put up your home here, I think people will understand that.”