Longtime Nelson CARES board member Nick Toner models the new Coldest Night of the Year toque. Photo submitted

Coldest Night nears in Nelson

The sixth annual event runs Feb. 22

Submitted by Nelson CARES

In the last few weeks B.C. has experienced some record low temperatures and snowfalls. Although some British Columbians are thrilled with the conditions at the ski hills many folks who are experiencing homelessness find this weather to be a life threatening challenge.

On Saturday, Feb. 22, Nelson CARES Society will host the sixth annual Coldest Night of the Year, a walkathon fundraiser that raises awareness and funds for the most vulnerable in our community.

Nelson CARES preserves, maintains, and develops safe affordable housing, but sometimes a place to live is not enough and people need some support to maintain that housing. The Ready For Home program does just that and the funds raised by Coldest Night of the Year fund this program.

Nelson CARES invites you to spend some time on the streets on Feb. 22 and consider the challenges faced by those who spend years there.

Volunteers, team captains, walkers, and donors are needed. Come out and help make Nelson a warmer place everyone. Head to cnoy.org/nelson or check out the Facebook page: Coldest Night of the Year: Nelson, BC and the Instagram page: coldest_night_nelson.

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