People in Grey Bruce are being challenged to bundle up and go for a chilly walk in the cold to raise a goal of $30,000 to help the homeless and hungry in The Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk.
It's a family-friendly event that helps support Safe 'N Sound, which is a non-profit organization providing support for those in need including meals, computer access, showers, telephone access, crisis intervention, and access to emergency clothing and furniture.
Safe 'N Sound served over 7,000 meals last year. A residence support program is also available.
The idea is that by walking in the chill of the night, participants will come to understand the experience of being on the streets during the winter.
The walk is scheduled to take place on the evening of Saturday, February 22nd.
Teams of walkers will take to the streets to complete 2 or 5 km routes, starting and ending at Georgian Shores United Church.
Event organizers hope to attract 150 to 200 walkers and through the walkers' fundraising efforts, to raise $30,000.
For more information, to register or to volunteer visit CNOY.ORG. Those interested in making a difference in our community are urged to register and begin fundraising now.
The Coldest Night of the Year is a national event run in about 100 cities across Canada.