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‘Coldest Night’ needs participants for walk to end homelessness

['Participants head down Kent Street in Charlottetown during the Coldest Night of the Year walk in support of Harvest House P.E.I., an organization that helps the hurting, hungry and homeless in the province.']
Participants head down Kent Street in Charlottetown during the Coldest Night of the Year walk in support of Harvest House P.E.I., an organization that helps the hurting, hungry and homeless in the province. - Submitted photo

Coldest Night of the Year has $40,000 fundraising goal in P.E.I.

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Harvest House P.E.I. encourages Islanders to step up and tackle homelessness through their sixth annual fundraising walk on Saturday, Feb. 24.

The family-friendly event, The Coldest Night of the Year, anticipates 120 cities across Canada to take part.

By walking in the chill of the night, P.E.I. participants will better understand the experience of being on the streets during the cold snap, while raising funds for the hurting, hungry and homeless in the province.

The walk kicks off and wraps up at Central Christian Church Hall, located at 223 Kent Street in Charlottetown, where walkers will register, turn in their results of their fundraising efforts, and return at the end of the evening for a celebration meal.

Harvest House aims to raise $40,000 for their work with hurting people in P.E.I.

“This year the goal is to pay off the mortgage,” said Harvest House, in a press statement.

More than 300 walkers on 20 teams, including staff and friends of Harvest House P.E.I. and Solomon’s Porch are expected to bundle up and brave the cold evening.

Community sponsors include Charlottetown Toyota, Island ICF, Metro Home Building Centre, Burns Machinery, Harvest Wholesale, and the City.

Harvest House has served P.E.I. for 19 years, and the organization continues to help people struggling across the province during a time of the year when charitable giving dips.

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