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Help fight homelessness at Coldest Night of the Year in North Durham

NORTH DURHAM: Help fight housing instability across north Durham at this year’s Coldest Night of the Year on February 20th, 2021.

The annual fund raising walk is designed to get people outside during the coldest month of the year to get a peek at what people with no access to housing may experience.

“The funds we raise are used to help people in need that are facing housing instability of any kind, whether they are homeless, being evicted or under threat of eviction. Those funds help us to keep our doors open, supply the things people need and connect them to services,” said Mona Emond, executive director of North House.

To keep people safe, North House has decided to hold a virtual event on February 20th where participants can walk two or five-kilometres safely with their team in a location and route of their choice.

“That’s what makes this virtual event so great. Participants from all across the North Durham townships of Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock can join in the fun and walk in their own communities,” stated Ms. Emond.

“Besides raising money, the purpose is to get people out into the weather and allow them to feel what it’s like to be out on the streets and not be able to get in from the cold,” Emond explained.

Participants can sign up for the event in teams, or if individuals want to participate they can join North House staff on the NH Racers team. For local businesses, there are sponsorship opportunities available as well. For more information or to sign up visit

For more information on North House, visit


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