The annual Coldest Night of the Year walk will take place in Nelson on Feb. 23. Photo submitted

The annual Coldest Night of the Year walk will take place in Nelson on Feb. 23. Photo submitted

Coldest Night of the Year walk set for Feb. 23

The annual event raises money for Nelson CARES ‘Ready for Home’ program

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It’s cold outside and Nelson CARES wants to help warm things up for people who need it most.

Nelson CARES is hosting the fifth annual Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser. The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, on the streets of Nelson.

For the first three years, proceeds from the Coldest Night of the Year went to renovate Ward Street Place. Last year and again this year, proceeds will be going toward the ‘Ready for Home’ program.

The program assists Nelson CARES tenants coming out of homelessness with life skills, connections to health care, employment and income supports, as well as anything that will help these residents stay in affordable housing units and off the streets.

Coldest Night of the Year is a national event that sees people all across the country head out onto the street in late February to show their support for those people who have little choice but to be outside.

Nelson CARES would like to invite everyone to join them for the family-friendly event. CARES is looking for volunteers, team captains, walkers, and donors.

For more information, contact co-ordinator Stephanie Myers at cnoy@nelsoncares.ca, her office at 250-352-6011 ext. 5363, or her cell at 250-505-7410.