To better focus on its own community initiatives the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries is not participating in this year’s Coldest Night of the Year walk for charities.
Under two weeks until WALK day and we're blown away at the campaign so far! The charities, team captains, volunteers, fundraisers, donors, sponsors. We appreciate each and every one of you!! Make a difference on Feb 22nd and register+fundraise now at https://t.co/SdBGlKpoP4 ❄️💛. pic.twitter.com/XESzDJqmos
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The Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly national walk to help raise funds for local charities that serve the hungry and homeless.
The local shelter has participated in years past, including last year, where the fundraiser raised more than $19,000.
Instead, in the coming months Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows can expect the local Salvation Army to put forward its own initiatives, according to Mark Stewart, an executive-director of the Ridge Meadows Ministries.
“It’s an amazing organization, but I think just right now we are focusing on our own initiatives,” he said.
Stewart hopes someone else in the community can “pick up the torch.”
For cities participating in the CNOY walk happening on Feb. 22 visit cnoy.org.