Hey, where is everyone? The St. Peter’s Comox Coldest Night of the Year team still has just four members! Now these four team members have been doing an awesome job of fundraising and we have raised 43% of our $3,000 goal, but that’s a lot for just four people to raise. I challenge all the St. Peter’s Walkers to sign up and walk and also all the folks who usually worship at the 5:40 service. It’s looking like we will not be able to walk together so that means that you can walk any day between February 12th and February 20th. There is no registration fee to walk this year.
As a bonus, you will receive a blue toque complete with a yellow pompom if you receive $150 in donations.
If you would prefer to sit in front of the fire instead, you can also contribute by clicking on one of the links below and supporting one of our team members.
Here is a little background information on the societies that our walk will support:
The Comox Valley Transition Society supports women, children and families in the Comox, Cumberland and Courtenay areas as well as Denman and Hornby Islands, who are experiencing or flees abuse, overcoming trauma, working toward/through recovery, and those who are unsheltered and/or struggling through poverty. They support and empower women to make the best decisions for themselves and their children. Though I live comfortably now, as a child I grew up on the edge of poverty and some of my friends had even less, so this resonates with me.
Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness provides support to program participants to help each to move toward their own level of independence; they provide welcoming and low-barrier housing and support services for the homeless and those at imminent risk of becoming homeless; and provide welcoming and low-barrier health care and support services to individuals who are homeless and those at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Among their many services is a converted RV staffed with a community health nurse which visits areas in the Valley frequented by the homeless, including outside the Sunshine Lunch Club (soup kitchen) at St. George’s, serving both physical and mental health needs of the homeless or near-homeless. We who live in warm homes with plenty of clean dry socks cannot imagine life on the streets of Courtenay with wet feet all day long. Another of their current initiatives is the WeCan Shelter project where they are working to provide housing units in the form of repurposed shipping containers.
Here are the links to donate to our walkers:
Catherine Porter (Team Captain)
Thanks for your support,
For more information:
Or contact Catherine using the form below
Remember the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats in Matthew 25:35-36, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me."