April 29, 2011

Burlington's Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) is holding its annual COTS Walk fundraiser Sunday.

About 1,500 people are expected to take the three-mile trek to raise money and help draw attention to the needs of the homeless. The route follows the path a homeless person might travel to receive shelter and services in the Queen City.

COTS hopes to raise $175,000 through this year's event. Last year, COTS served 111 families in shelters, including 180 parents and 157 children. They provided outreach and support to 208 homeless families in emergency shelters and in the community.

You can help by volunteering at the event (email [email protected]), or sponsoring a walker. Might we suggest VHFA's Cindy Reid, who's taking the walk with her daughter, Helen?

You can also register for the walk yourself, but you'd better get busy getting those pledges before Sunday!

The COTS Walk begins at 2 p.m. in Burlington's Battery Park. (Forecast calling for sunny skies and 68-degrees!) For more information, call (802) 540-3084 x204.