The Surrey Road to Home Society is aiming to raise $25,000 through this year’s Coldest Night of the Year walk.
Coldest Night of the Year is a fundraising walk in communities across Canada to support local charities that “provide essential care and service for people experiencing homelessness, hurt and hunger,” according to CNOY’s website.
The Surrey-Whalley walk was hosted by Surrey Road to Home Society, which represents more than 40 organizations in Surrey that work toward reducing and preventing homelessness.
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— Surrey Road To Home Society (@surroadtohome) February 8, 2021
Once again, the Whalley walk is aiming to raise $25,000.
By Tuesday (March 1), Surrey Road to Home Society had reached 42 per cent of its goal: $10,575.
People can still donate toward Coldest Night of the Year until March 31. To donate, visit cnoy.org/location/surreywhalley.
Meantime, South Surrey/White Rock and Cloverdale each held their own Coldest Night walks.
In South Surrey/White Rock, the walk benefits Sources Community Resource Society and it has so far raised $185,690. That’s about 92 per cent of its $200,000-goal.
However, in Cloverdale, the walk surpassed its $200,000 fundraising goal.
By Tuesday, $231,578 had been raised for the Cloverdale Community Kitchen.