Coldest Night lead sponsor “just doing their part” for the community
February 20th, 2019
Mike Hamilton Logging helps shine a light on homelessness
This Saturday, February 23, hundreds of local participants and sponsors will be on hand at the Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk-a-thon showing support for homeless and hurting people throughout our local community – and across the country.
Of course, these two cherished organizations rely on other supportive businesses and individuals in order to successfully pull together such an event. And one of the many significant advocates this year is Mike Hamilton Logging – a company we here at Presley & Partners are proud to have been associated with for more than three decades.
Taking the lead as lead sponsor
The locally owned and operated logging company has been a part of the Valley since its inception 44 years ago. Not only do Mike and his company provide customers with logs, materials and services needed for various construction projects and wood-based products, they’ve been proud supporters of various community-minded endeavors over that time.
A few years ago, Mike had the opportunity to get to know more about Dawn to Dawn, a local registered non-profit working to provide transitional housing to those in need in the Valley. He was helping do work down at Maple Pool Campgrounds; it was there where he first found out about the organization and got to know some of the people that use its services.
“I got to see first-hand some of the impact they make and began to really appreciate all the work they do. When I saw that we could help them raise awareness and funds to keep their services going, I thought ‘Why not?’ Homelessness in the Valley is a big problem, so this event is something that my employees and I wanted to get behind.
“And of course, we also appreciate all the good work the Comox Valley Transition Society does, too. We just want to do our part to help this important community event succeed.”
And succeed it has . . . and will again
With two great organizations at the helm and numerous businesses stepping up to sponsor, it’s no wonder that the Comox Valley was the number-one supportive community in all BC last year.
This year’s goal is to raise $75,000 to help shelter and feed families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Fundraising is well underway and donations can be made now at Coldest Night of the Year.
To participate in the walk, make your way to St. George’s United Church at 505 – 6th St. in Courtenay. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. and the walk starts at 5:15 p.m., following the opening ceremony. There are 2-, 5- and 10-kilometer route options and all ages are welcome.
Bundle up and see you there!