Charity winter walk brings hope

January 28, 2018 by  

The annual Coldest Night of the Year Winter Walk, hosted by the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope, returns next month.

Held at Langley’s Gateway of Hope bypass, walkers can choose to complete a two-, five- or ten-kilometre walk. This tour of Langley and the area is held each year as an annual fundraiser for the Salvation Army. The programs and services the charity offers all year long benefit the homeless men and women living in the city.

The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope strives to give help and dignity to the less fortunate by providing emergency shelter and meal programs throughout the year. Summer camp and school supply programs are also offered to many disadvantaged children in Langley city. Also, more than 500 individuals receive Christmas hampers each year in December.

Local businesses and community groups are asked to get involved by becoming an official sponsor of the event. A sponsor’s company’s logo design may be featured on signs and brochures used during the walk. The evening may also serve as a team building exercise, as staff members are encouraged to interact while actively benefiting the community.

As a thank you to all participants, chili from the Gateway and hot beverages will be provided after the walk.

The 2018 Coldest Night of the Year will be held on Saturday, February 24, at the Gateway of Hope located at 5787 Langley Bypass. The welcome desk will open at 4:00 PM, with the walk officially starting at 5:00 PM. Maps of the routes will be provided at the welcome desk.

For more information, and to begin collecting pledges for the event, call 1-877-743-3413.