Why I’m walking in the COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR

I’m not going to pretend that I understand all the reasons why there are people who are homeless, hungry, and hurting in Canada. In my great city of Hamilton. But I do know that it’s a sad reality that doesn’t need to be. I’m optimistic about the changes that can and will happen to change this situation. In the meantime, we can all do something to help those who happen to be homeless, hungry, and hurting in our community today.

Someone’s life can change so quickly. One day they’re employed, have a happy family life, and things seem good. Then they lose their job, they fall behind in payments, they lose their car, lose their home, maybe their family falls apart. The next thing you know, they’re on the streets. Homeless, hungry, and hurting.

Maybe they’re doing all they can to keep their home. But they just don’t have enough to feed their family. They turn to their local food bank, like Hamilton’s Neighbour to Neighbour Centre, for help. Maybe even for some advice on how to get back on track.

Can you imagine being homeless, hungry, and hurting?

Can you imagine feeling no one cares?

No one has to feel alone, or helpless. We can show we care. On February 20th, people from all across Canada will be walking in Coldest Night of the Year to show the homeless, hungry, and hurting that Canada does care.

I’ll be leading a team, The Hammer Cares, on the walk. I encourage you to join me. Be part of the team. Everyone is welcome. Young and old. My last team raised over $5000 with only ten people. All the funds my team raises will go to the Neighbour to Neighbour Centre. Just imagine what you can help do this year. There’s no limit.

Come dream with me.

If you can’t join my team you can still show your support and make a difference in people’s lives. You can sponsor me by going to my fundraising page. Your $25, $50, $100 or greater donation will go a long way.

You can also support my CNOY efforts by sharing this post or my short 30 second video message.

I know that there are lots of great causes out there. I support many of them too, as I hope you do. But on February 20 Canada has an opportunity to show the homeless, hungry, and hurting in our communities that we care about them. We need each other. This is a great opportunity for all of us to unite. To show we care.

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