February 17, 2021
Coldest Night of the Year
The fifth annual Coldest Night of the Year event, bringing attention to the challenges facing homeless individuals in Chatham-Kent is being held Saturday Feb. 20.
The event is sponsored by NeighbourLink, a group supported by a network of local churches that works together to respond to needs in the community.
Mayor Darrin Canniff said COVID-19 has made life more difficult for those without shelter in the community.
“The snow and cold weather this past week has been an inconvenience for most of us in the community,” he said. “For those without shelter, it has been much more serious.”
Alan Baker, Chatham-Kent NeighbourLink Network Coordinator, said the effort has already surpassed its $30,000 goal. “We are still accepting donations and participants in Saturday’s event,” he said.
For information on how to become involved, visit https://cnoy.org/location/chatham-kent
Caption: Mayor Darrin Canniff (right) took time Wednesday to meet with volunteers involved with the Coldest Night of the Year event.
For more information, contact:
NeighbourLink Network Coordinator
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3624
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