A total of 297 walkers and 43 teams raised $51,500-plus Saturday in the Coldest Night of the Year walk to end homelessness.
The Comox Valley Transition Society and Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society co-hosted the third annual event, headquartered at St. George’s United Church in downtown Courtenay.
Walkers had an option to hoof it over two, five or 10 kilometres.
Last year’s walk garnered $63,000. The money helps to shelter, feed, and support families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Fifty three volunteers helped out at the local event — one of many held across Canada Saturday evening. Nationwide, 3,075 teams raised nearly $4.4 million.