More than 300 people took part in SOURCES’ second annual Coldest Night of the Year walk in White Rock on February 21, 2015. These individuals marched 2 km, 5 km and 10 km routes by the chilly seaside to raise funds and awareness for Sources’ homeless prevention services and Rent Bank.
We are ecstatic to report that this year we raised more than $51,000, surpassing last year’s campaign of $45,000! This puts us in first place in the province in terms of dollars raised, and 17th in the country out of 80 locations. These dollars will help fund SOURCES’ homeless prevention services, which recently lost $200,000 in government funding.
A warm THANK YOU to all walkers, volunteers, staff, sponsors and supporters for making this year’s walk an incredible event! We are so grateful to the businesses, clubs, associations, media and other local organizations for their warm support.
SOURCES’ homeless prevention services began operations out of the Sources Newton Resource Centre in 2005. Since then, we have helped over 11,000 people with housing subsidies, income support, landlord mediation, loans for rent and utility payments, and more. Just last year, our two housing loss prevention workers helped 1,100 people avoid homelessness in Surrey, White Rock, Delta and Langley.