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Monday, February 05, 2018

Teams Needed for 6th Annual Coldest Night of the Year Walk

Sudbury – The end of February – the coldest part of winter. This year, February 24th will be the Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY), as the Samaritan Centre holds its 6th annual winter walk to benefit the work of the Samaritan Centre.
The “Coldest Night of the Year” is the Samaritan Centre’s most important annual fundraiser, and a key event for raising awareness of the issue of homelessness and poverty in Sudbury. Walkers form teams and raise money through pledges at the CNOY website, www.coldestnightoftheyear.org.
“There are currently over 400 people who are considered homeless in Sudbury, and over 1000 who would be considered at risk,” confirms Samaritan Centre Executive Director, Kevin Serviss. “Coldest Night of the Year helps us help those individuals, and the many thousands more who access the services available at our facility every year.”
The Samaritan Centre is a multi-agency facility on Elgin Street made up of the Elgin St, Mission, Blue Door Soup Kitchen, and Corner Clinic. It serves 300-400 persons daily with feeding programs, clothing depot, shower facilities, housing referrals and medical appointments. It is also a warming centre in the winter months when the temperature dips below minus 15c.
The CNOY walk kicks off at the Rainbow Centre, where walkers will enjoy live music and a chili dinner before walking through Downtown. The official kick off for the event will be Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 5:15pm – 6:30p.m. when members of the Sudbury Wolves visit the Elgin St. Mission at the Samaritan Centre, 344 Elgin St., to assist in serving dinner.
The goal for this year’s Coldest Night of the Year Walk is $50,000.00 in pledges and corporate sponsorship, which helps cover the annual expenses of the Samaritan Centre and keep overhead costs low for its associated charities. For more information, visit www.coldestnightoftheyear.org, or LIKE the Samaritan Centre Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/Samaritan-Centre-1673217759418977/.
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