Sources Community Resource Centre raised more than $105,000 for homeless prevention services and its rent bank at the 2019 Coldest Night of the Year event on Saturday.
Nearly 40 teams raised money at this year’s event, which took participants on a walk down White Rock’s Marine Drive.
More than 130 cities across the country participated in the event, raising more than $5,180,000.
Of the participating locations, White Rock placed eigth place for the most money raised.
The top five fundraising teams, which combined raised $36,000, include In the Cold, Cold Night; HomeLife Benchmark Realty; Sources Foundation Board; Rotary Club of White Rock and Semitrail.
“We are fortunate to live where we do, but there are people in our community w/o shelter or at risk of becoming homeless. #CNOY19 is a great event to raise funds for @sourcesbc & to raise awareness of homelessness in #SurreyBC & #WhiteRockBC” – Elkay Developments (Lead Sponsor❄️) pic.twitter.com/DjTu20sk8y
— Sources (@SourcesBC) February 24, 2019
— White Rock RCMP (@WhiteRockRCMP) February 24, 2019
It was a goal-smashing #CNOY19!!! For me, Team Chillin’ It ☃️, our @SourcesBC #WhiteRockBC WALK & across 🇨🇦! I’m so grateful for my teammates & thankful to the generous souls whose donations will help keep more people in our community safe🔑, warm🧣 and housed 🏠 THANK YOU!! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/1PuqyRU56v
— Tiffany Kwong (@kxiaohua) February 24, 2019