Walk for COTS
by TruexCullins, April 17, 2011
Please consider joining us, and 1,500 other fellow community members, in the annual COTS Walk, a three-mile trek through the city of Burlington to raise funds and increase awareness about homelessness in our community. This year’s walk is on Sunday, May 1st, and begins at 2:00.
COTS, the Committee on Temporary Shelter, currently operates two overnight homeless shelters with over 50 beds; three family shelters that accommodate a total of 25 families at a time; and a drop-in daytime shelter, the COTS Daystation. COTS also owns and operates a number of transitional and permanent housing facilities for low-income residents and homeless veterans. Thousands of people have benefited from these services, with the shelters often running at full capacity.
There is still time to sign up and collect pledges for this year’s walk. Any amount you raise is enough to get in and will count toward their overall goal of raising $175,000 to fund COTS shelters and services for the coming year. All the information you need about the COTS Walk is available online, along with a link to the online registration form.
The walk takes about an hour and begins and ends at Battery Park. Along the way, you can visit the COTS shelters, which will have their doors open for the general public to see how their money is spent. TruexCullins has been a proud supporter of COTS in the past, and many of us on the staff will be out there again this year to show our support. We hope you will too!