Streets Alive Mission raises close to $65,000 for CNOY
Streets Alive Mission raised around $65,000 this past weekend during the Coldest Night of the Year event. Officials with the Christian organization said more funds are set to come in. Members of the community walked around the Lethbridge downtown core to raise funds and show support for our most vulnerable.
Jennifer Lepko, the director of Fund Development for Streets Alive Mission talked about how many walkers braved the cold for the special event.
“We had 162 walkers come out on the day of the event. 25 teams. We had everyone of all ages. There were people of all ages there out willing to take on the cold. We were a little concerned in the morning with the wind, but we got a little bit of a reprieve. It was still cold, but fortunately we all had somewhere warm to go back to. So many people in our world don’t have somewhere warm to go back to. All of these dollars go directly to people that are on the streets, to people that are hungry, to people that are hurting, and to people that are homeless. So each dollar has a life impact. It really does.”
Wood’s Homes Lethbridge also took part in the Coldest Night of the Year walk at Henderson Lake and raised just under $6,000 to put toward the Emergency Youth Shelter here in our city.