The Coldest Night of the Year warmed the heart of Shuswap of organizer Joel Torrens.
Approximately 75 people took part in the annual walk on Saturday, Feb. 22, to raise funds for the community’s hungry and homeless. Torrens, a lieutenant with Salmon Arm’s Salvation Army, said the event raised more than $10,000.
“We are really happy with it because, even though this is not a new event, it was a new team organizing it,” said Torrens. “We learned a lot for the future, and we see the benefit of not just raising funds but bringing the community together.”
Joel and wife Lynn Torrens, also a lieutenant with the Salvation Army, began working with Salmon Arm’s Salvation Army in July 2019.