Red Deerians will walk Saturday in bid to end poverty

  • Feb. 18, 2020 11:30 a.m.

Red Deerians will brave the chill to raise funds for The Mustard Seed at the Coldest Night of the Year walkathon on Saturday.

Every winter, thousands of Canadians participate in the walkathon to raise funds and awareness for organizations combating poverty and homelessness.

The two-, five- and 10-kilometre walks occur simultaneously in 136 cities across Canada.

This year, The Mustard Seed hopes to raise $23,000 in Red Deer.

“Coldest Night of the Year is a fantastic opportunity for families and friends to come together to help the hungry, homeless and hurting, and break down the stigma of people affected by poverty,” says Byron Bradley, The Mustard Seed’s central Alberta managing director.

“The proceeds will go to our school lunch and wellness programs, and we look forward to having people of all ages come and join us for such a great event.”

Registration begins at 4 p.m. at the Mustard Seed Community Service Centre, 6002 54th Ave.

The Mustard Seed is a Christian non-profit organization that has been caring for men, women and children experiencing poverty and homelessness since 1984.

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