‘Night in the Cold’ will raise awareness about rising homelessness in Gananoque and area

Gananoque Town Hall – Hollie Pratt-Campbell/Brockvilleist

On Feb. 20 the Gananoque Police Service will be at Town Park for an event raising awareness of homelessness.

It is being dubbed a “Night in the Cold,” presented by the Gananoque Police Service in partnership with Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health.

From 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., these agencies will come together to address the critical need for shelter, inspired by the innovative concept introduced by the Gananoque Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army has been on the front lines, providing warmth, hot showers, and vital services to local unhoused individuals by funding rooms.

“Now, we’re amplifying their efforts by raising awareness about the rising homelessness in Gananoque and the surrounding Leeds a Grenville area,” notes a statement from the Gananoque Police Service.

“Together, let’s shine a light on the challenges faced by those without homes and unite to find solutions. Your support is key to making a positive impact on our community.”

All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Gananoque Salvation Army, assisting with the essential cost of room rentals. For people looking to contribute, donation forms are available. For more information, contact Patti Graham at (613) 340-5103.

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