Hatters walk for homelessness and poverty

By Stephanie Villella
February 25, 2017 - 6:06pm Updated: February 26, 2017 - 3:32pm

MEDICINE HAT, AB -- Around 140 Hatters braved the cold tonight to raise awareness of Medicine Hat's poverty and homelessness.

Hope Street Compassionate Missionary Centre's Coldest Night of the Year (WALK) is an annual winter fundraising event where over 113 cities across Canada walk to raise money and awareness for those living on the streets during cold Canadian winter nights.

"There are still people who are in need in our city" said Murray Kumm, Executive Director of Hope St CMC. "Homelessness isn't a big problem in Medicine Hat, but there is still people who don't have enough food to eat, warm place to live, a lot of kids are involved in that group of people too."

The goal is to raise $25,000 for the homeless and less fortunate in the city.  All money raised goes back to the community and to Hope Street CMC who supplies dinner to hungry families every week.

Across Canada, Coldest Night of the Year has raised $4 million for those in need.

The event is a two, five, or 10 km walk that begins and ends at St Barnabas Anglican Church located downtown.

Hope Street CMC has served Medicine Hat for 13 years, supporting Coldest Night of the Year and donating all funds to those in need.








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