Community Update

Brrr! Team Neptune Bundled Up for the Coldest Night of the Year


On February 25, over 200 cities across North America participated in Coldest Night of the Year, an annual fundraiser that helps raise money for people facing homelessness, hunger, and hurt. Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver hosted this walk in North Vancouver for the first time, and Neptune was able to provide several types of support: in addition to being lead sponsor, Neptune entered a team (pictured right), and we were able to use a dozen of our community loaner tents to shelter walkers and volunteers pre- and post- walk. The snow that night was magical, but it did hamper logistics a touch!

Walkers, in groups with family, friends or colleagues, enjoyed treats along the way and participated in either a two- or five-kilometer route. To date the walk has raised over $36,000 with a goal of reaching $40,000 before the campaign ends on March 31.

“Building Habitat homes and bettering the lives of children and their families is only possible if we all rally together. We are overjoyed to be so generously supported by Neptune Terminals and their employees as we prepare to build our first Habitat home in North Vancouver,” said Stephani Baker, VP Real Estate Development and Construction at Habitat for Humanity. “Neptune helped to ensure our participants at the Coldest Night of the Year Walk were somewhat sheltered from the cold snowy night and their significant donation towards our upcoming home in North Vancouver will help keep local families warm for generations to come.”