United Way hosts successful Coldest Night of the Year campaign

United Way Perth Huron hosted a very successful Coldest Night of the Year campaign in Wingham this year.

In a release, United Way says that walkers for the event, as well as numerous donors, raised $40,536 to support people experiencing homelessness locally.

117 walkers including 28 teams took part in the inaugural Wingham Coldest Night of the Year, exceeding the original goal of $35,500.

Funds raised will go toward the planned new Northern Huron Connection Centre. The centre will offer “basic needs such as light meals, a shower, washroom facilities and laundry along with additional support through partnerships with numerous agencies.”

People can view the United Way’s Coldest Night of the Year celebration video on the United Way Perth Huron Facebook group created for the event.

Donations are accepted at cnoy.org/location/Wingham until March 31st.

“We are very happy with the results of our first CNOY walk,” says UWPH Northern Huron & Area Community Committee Chair Kate Procter. “Thanks to walkers and donors across northern Huron, we raised $40,536 in support of local people experiencing homelessness, hunger and hurt. We appreciate our community’s incredible generosity.”

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