Coldest Night of the Year draws community warmth

It seemed like everyone and their pony came out to walk downtown in support of The Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser organized by 37 Frank Youth Centre for a homeless shelter in Strathroy.

The goal of $75,000 was passed with 39 teams and 208 walkers taking part.

“We’re all deserving of love, and compassion, and hope. But that takes a community to care about them. It takes a community to take a person that’s down on the ground and lifting them up so they know they’re not alone, so they know somebody... gives a damn that they exist,” 37 Frank and Youth for Christ Strathroy’s Dave Berdan told the gathered crowd.

Chris Gareau, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Middlesex Banner