DAILY NEWS Jan 23, 2013 3:51 PM - 0 comments

A Meaningful Impact for Those Out In the Cold

Join Impact Auto Auctions staff to help the homeless, hungry, and hurting

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bodyshopbiz.com 2013-01-23

Impact Auto Auctions’ dedicated employees are assisting vulnerable people who are out in the cold this winter and invites its industry partners to join the effort.

On Saturday, February 23, 2013, employees from Impact locations in Ontario and Alberta will take part in the Coldest Night of the Year event. They’ll bundle up to face the elements for 5- and 10-kilometre evening walks, joining thousands of walkers in 39 cities across Canada who are assisting local charities in each community. While each charity has a specific local focus, all are common in their support for the homeless, hungry, and hurting.

This year, Impact’s walkers will fundraise for Mission Services of London (London, ON); The Refuge (Oshawa, ON); Samaritan Centre (Sudbury, ON); Hope Mission (Edmonton, AB); and the Kerr Street Ministries (Oakville, ON).

Impact's walkers will gain only a glimpse into the difficult conditions thousands of people face during frigid Canadian winters. People who live with little food, clothing, or shelter very much depend on charities and the generosity of others.

In a press release, the company urges all of its partners and customers to visit coldestnightoftheyear.org and sponsor their favourite teams. In addition to the donations raised, Impact will sponsor each employee who walks in the event. The goal is to raise $10,000 for this very important cause.

“Our employees tell us how strongly they believe in helping the less fortunate in our communities, particularly people who are without food and shelter,” says Terry Daniels, Impact’s managing director. “We are tremendously proud of their heartfelt volunteer spirit and thankful to everyone who is generously sponsoring these worthy charitable organizations.”

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