Cold walk helps the hungry and homeless

On Feb. 22, the Lighthouse Shelter, Salvation Army Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank are hosting the Coldest Night of the Year

  • Feb. 12, 2014 1:00 p.m.

It might be cold, but the cause will warm your heart.

On Feb. 22, the Lighthouse Shelter, Salvation Army Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank are hosting the Coldest Night of the Year, a fun, family-friendly five- and 10-kilometre fundraising walk to support the hungry, homeless and hurting in the Salmon Arm community.

These cold winter months can be especially challenging for those without secure shelter or a steady income. The local shelter and food banks provide a warm bed, a hot meal, and some food for the cupboards of our neighbours who need help.

In Salmon Arm, the goal is to raise $50,000.

Registration and fundraising are easy to do on the updated website: www.coldestnightoftheyear.com

On-site registration begins at 4 p.m. at the First United Church with the walk’s kick-off at 5 p.m. outside Salmon Arm city hall.

Coldest Night of the Year has spread to more than 60 locations across Canada, and hopes to raise $2.5 million.