The Coldest Night of the Year is a fundraiser to support hungry, homeless and hurting individuals and families across Canada. In Port Hope, Green Wood Coalition coordinates the event where the community and friends come together to walk in solidarity with those that need help. Outside of the walk, Green Wood offers street-level outreach and programs for individuals who struggle with poverty, homelessness, mental health and addiction.
While CNL staff have both walked and fundraised for the event in the past, this year Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is the lead sponsor of the event, providing a financial donation to help those who are hungry, homeless and hurting in Northumberland County, a place where many of our staff not only work but live and play.
Green Wood’s goal is $75,000 and to date over 88% has been reached with more than 270 walkers and over 60 teams registered. Given the constraints of the pandemic, CNL staffers and others can participate in the walk however they feel safest – by walking on Saturday, February 26 the designated two or five km route through Port Hope or walking their own route on their date of choosing, before the end of the month.
Our team at CNL will be walking with co-workers, family and friends. Visit the Coldest Night of the Year Green Wood Coalition fundraising page for more information including event day details here.