Over 160 walkers on 26 teams have raised more than $27,000 for Our Place’s first ever Coldest Night of the Year walk for homelessness, and the event hasn’t even happened yet!
“It has been a fantastic response so far,” says Don Evans, executive director at Our Place. “And we are well on our way to hitting our goal of $50,000.”
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps will celebrate the walkers and kick-start the walk at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24.
Opportunity to Connect With Homeless Community
While the family-friendly walk will raise much-needed funds for Our Place, it also offers people an opportunity to meet and connect with the homeless community they’ve come to support.
Most of the participants have chosen the scenic 5km route, but Our Place is still open for more teams to participate, and volunteers to act as route marshals.
Registration begins at 4 p.m. at Our Place, 919 Pandora Avenue, followed by Mayor Helps at 5 p.m., and the walk begins. A special meal, sponsored by Whole Foods, for all participants will be served at Our Place from 6 – 8 p.m.
The website to register is: https://cnoy.org/location/victoria2
Coldest Night of the Year
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