Hamilton Mountain Coldest Night walk beats target

News Feb 27, 2017 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The fourth annual Coldest Night of the Year walk for Neighbour to Neighbour Centre was the most successful yet.

Centre spokeswoman Rachel O’Reilly said a record 251 people on more than two dozen teams took part in Saturday’s walk along the Mountain brow and raised more than $70,000, with donations still coming in.

That’s $5,000 more than the goal and as of Monday morning it was the 11th highest amount raised of the 113 Coldest Night walks across the country.

“The funds raised will be directed to Neighbour to Neighbour’s myriad of programs and services,” O’Reilly said.

Among those services is a food bank that serves upwards of 1,200 households per month. Nationally, about 3,000 teams raised more than $4 million for the hungry, homeless and hurting.

Hamilton Mountain Coldest Night walk beats target

News Feb 27, 2017 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The fourth annual Coldest Night of the Year walk for Neighbour to Neighbour Centre was the most successful yet.

Centre spokeswoman Rachel O’Reilly said a record 251 people on more than two dozen teams took part in Saturday’s walk along the Mountain brow and raised more than $70,000, with donations still coming in.

That’s $5,000 more than the goal and as of Monday morning it was the 11th highest amount raised of the 113 Coldest Night walks across the country.

“The funds raised will be directed to Neighbour to Neighbour’s myriad of programs and services,” O’Reilly said.

Among those services is a food bank that serves upwards of 1,200 households per month. Nationally, about 3,000 teams raised more than $4 million for the hungry, homeless and hurting.

Hamilton Mountain Coldest Night walk beats target

News Feb 27, 2017 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

The fourth annual Coldest Night of the Year walk for Neighbour to Neighbour Centre was the most successful yet.

Centre spokeswoman Rachel O’Reilly said a record 251 people on more than two dozen teams took part in Saturday’s walk along the Mountain brow and raised more than $70,000, with donations still coming in.

That’s $5,000 more than the goal and as of Monday morning it was the 11th highest amount raised of the 113 Coldest Night walks across the country.

“The funds raised will be directed to Neighbour to Neighbour’s myriad of programs and services,” O’Reilly said.

Among those services is a food bank that serves upwards of 1,200 households per month. Nationally, about 3,000 teams raised more than $4 million for the hungry, homeless and hurting.