The Comox Valley has already raised $19,185 — 15 per cent of a goal of $121,000 — in the buildup to the annual Coldest Night of the Year Walk. This year will be a virtual event where participants choose when and where to walk from Feb. 12-21.
The Comox Valley Transition Society and the Dawn To Dawn Action on Homelessness Society are co-hosting the sixth annual walk. Proceeds help to fund programs that provide housing and other supports to vulnerable people in the community.
The Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship has taken over the team fundraising lead at $1,700 raised. St. George’s United Church is holding down second with $935 and the Strathcona-Sunrisers are third with $700.
So far, there are 22 teams registered for the Comox Valley walk, which is part of a nationwide initiative to raise money for charities that serve hungry, homeless and hurting people.
Canada-wide, 5,140 walkers have already raised $1.14 million — 22 per cent of a $5 million goal.