Raised:
$21,274
106%Goal:
$20,000

Bedford

Hosted by Bedford Men's Warming Shelter

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The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk in support of local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join us on February 24, 2024 - team up, fundraise, walk, and take a moment to look closer... because it’s cold out there.

Community Sponsors

Bedford (Bedford Men's Warming Shelter) is super grateful for our fantastic 2024 sponsors! View all sponsors >

2024 CNOY Photos

Here's an early collection of our fave CNOY 2024 pics from across North America - special thanks to our many volunteer photographers! If you've got CNOY Day photos or videos you'd like to share, contact photos@bluesea.org.

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Bedford Scoreboard

Are you thrashing the competition (for a good cause)? Find out here! Stats are updated every 15 minutes. See how you stack up on the national scoreboard >

Teams
Walkers

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

Shelter Staffers

Heather Flynn

9

2,590.00

2

Team BEN

Benjamin Kidd

5

1,704.00

3

Vertical Home Health

Dexter Thompson

3

1,500.00

4

BFCOG

Trent Freed

16

1,340.00

5

Sherwood Oaks

John Flinn

17

1,100.00

6

Holy Walkamolies

Jenny Wray

13

1,070.00

7

Audrey's Fan Club

Audrey Goins

1

1,020.00

8

Friends of the Shelter

Lanny Smith

9

945.00

9

MPCC- small group

BreOnna Harding

10

730.00

10

Frenchies

Chantal Lachapelle

2

525.00

11

Evie's Craft Crazies

Evie Phelps

3

425.00

12

IUH avengers

Barbara Mitchell

8

410.00

13

Team Sophia

Kevin Banker

2

300.00

14

Old Union Christian Church

Braydon Reece Waggoner

10

300.00

15

HOOSIER HILLS CREDIT UNION

BROOKE HORTON

10

255.00

16

Free Methodist Church of Bedford

Kristy Collins

2

250.00

17

First Christian, Bedford

Will Hammel-Brown

4

175.00

18

Orleans Christian Church

Melissa Davis

6

150.00

19

Geriactives

Judy Stout

2

140.00

20

Team Teague

Abbey Teague

2

100.00

21

Dive Christian Church

Phil O’Toole

3

50.00

22

BNL

Melissa Anderson

4

20.00

23

Cooper

Miranda cooper

1

24

spin

Michelle Wade

2

25

Steak n shake

Tony Brock

2

26

BMS Friends and Family

Emily Carter

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Clarence Brown

Shelter Staffers

12

1,660.00

2

Benjamin Kidd

Team BEN

33

1,639.00

3

Dexter Thompson

Vertical Home Health

7

1,150.00

4

Patricia Staggs

Holy Walkamolies

8

420.00

5

Robert Hillenburg

Shelter Staffers

2

400.00

6

Audrey Goins

Audrey's Fan Club

8

375.00

7

Greg Couch

Shelter Staffers

4

330.00

8

John Flinn

Sherwood Oaks

6

320.00

9

Angie Bowen

2

300.00

10

Mindy Stancombe

BFCOG

2

300.00

11

Chantal Lachapelle

Frenchies

4

275.00

12

Philippe Marceau

Frenchies

3

250.00

13

Kristy Collins

Free Methodist Church of Bedford

5

250.00

14

Leah Terry

Sherwood Oaks

3

250.00

15

Barbara Mitchell

IUH avengers

6

230.00

16

Trudie Thorne

Sherwood Oaks

6

220.00

17

Natalie Smith

Friends of the Shelter

3

200.00

18

Jenny Wray

Holy Walkamolies

4

200.00

19

BreOnna Harding

MPCC- small group

2

200.00

20

Korina Dusard

BFCOG

6

200.00

21

Ric Mitchell

Shelter Staffers

1

200.00

22

BROOKE HORTON

HOOSIER HILLS CREDIT UNION

3

170.00

23

Cynthaney Hignite

BFCOG

3

170.00

24

Evie Phelps

Evie's Craft Crazies

4

165.00

25

Summer McDuffee

Evie's Craft Crazies

4

150.00

26

Diane Banker

Team Sophia

1

150.00

27

Kevin Banker

Team Sophia

1

150.00

28

Susan Gates

Holy Walkamolies

3

150.00

29

Julie Antilla

3

150.00

30

Samantha Norman

IUH avengers

3

125.00

31

Will Hammel-Brown

First Christian, Bedford

2

125.00

32

Virginia Lauterbach

Evie's Craft Crazies

2

110.00

33

Sample Name

BFCOG

1

100.00

34

Chris Barrett

BFCOG

1

100.00

35

Braydon Reece Waggoner

Old Union Christian Church

2

100.00

36

Stephanie Starr

BFCOG

3

100.00

37

Carrie Chastain

Holy Walkamolies

1

100.00

38

Lanny Smith

Friends of the Shelter

1

100.00

39

Danny Jackson

Holy Walkamolies

1

100.00

40

Judy Stout

Geriactives

1

75.00

41

CJ Teague

Team Teague

1

75.00

42

Deanne Blackburn

Geriactives

1

65.00

43

Eli Stancombe

BFCOG

1

50.00

44

Katrina Stancombe

BFCOG

1

50.00

45

Miranda Ramirez

Holy Walkamolies

2

50.00

46

Lizzie Dixon

1

50.00

47

Jordan Reed

Friends of the Shelter

1

50.00

48

Tena Kern

Sherwood Oaks

1

50.00

49

Julia Heatherly

BFCOG

1

50.00

50

Cheryl Blackwell

2

50.00

51

Ella Roush

Team BEN

2

40.00

52

Honey Combs

HOOSIER HILLS CREDIT UNION

1

40.00

53

Crystal Maddox

Holy Walkamolies

1

30.00

54

Kelli Gordon

IUH avengers

1

30.00

55

Matthew Harding

MPCC- small group

1

30.00

56

Gerald Manke II

1

25.00

57

Hyde Nicholson

HOOSIER HILLS CREDIT UNION

1

25.00

58

Jericho Roush

Team BEN

1

25.00

59

Shauntina Hickey

1

25.00

60

Kendra Parks

IUH avengers

1

25.00

61

Josiah Morgan

Orleans Christian Church

1

20.00

62

Connie Clifton

Sherwood Oaks

1

20.00

63

Andrea Scherschel

Holy Walkamolies

1

20.00

64

Elias Morgan

Orleans Christian Church

1

20.00

65

Trent Freed

BFCOG

1

20.00

66

ASHLEY WOODS

HOOSIER HILLS CREDIT UNION

1

20.00

67

Alysha Dougan

Orleans Christian Church

1

20.00

68

Alita Masters

BNL

1

20.00

69

April Haskett

Old Union Christian Church

70

Kalgary Craig

Old Union Christian Church

71

Paul House

Sherwood Oaks

72

Keaton Kimbley

73

Seth Thomas

MPCC- small group

74

Mallory Pride

Old Union Christian Church

75

Hannah Riester

Holy Walkamolies

76

Melissa Hilkey

77

Carol Johnson

IUH avengers

78

Michael Roberts

MPCC- small group

79

manuel morales

80

Lionel Keith

Dive Christian Church

81

Julie Keith

Dive Christian Church

82

Hailey Graham

83

Jaylanne Waggoner

Old Union Christian Church

84

Sidney Downham

BNL

85

Jamie Smith

86

Sheri House

Sherwood Oaks

87

Laura Cummings

Vertical Home Health

88

Ahna Jaime

89

Toby Adams

MPCC- small group

90

Kim Scherschel

91

Crystal Stancombe

BFCOG

92

Kevin blackwell

Friends of the Shelter

93

Kim Wade

Old Union Christian Church

94

Zander Strunk

95

Elizabeth Cole

96

Kayla Pritchett

MPCC- small group

97

Jason Terrell

MPCC- small group

98

Kailee Hancock

99

Melissia Bell

Vertical Home Health

100

Rachel Daves

101

Julia Heatherly

BFCOG

102

Jessica Adams

MPCC- small group

103

Andrew Roberts

MPCC- small group

104

Braxton Fugate

105

Kacy Thomas

MPCC- small group

106

Cindy Evans

BFCOG

107

Miranda cooper

Cooper

108

Willis VanOver

Shelter Staffers

109

Tommy Cooper

Friends of the Shelter

110

Noah Browning

HOOSIER HILLS CREDIT UNION

111

Ashley Hudar

HOOSIER HILLS CREDIT UNION

112

Heather Flynn

Shelter Staffers

113

Wesley Kent

Friends of the Shelter

114

Brett Johnson

Shelter Staffers

115

Casey DeRossett

IUH avengers

116

Hope Jordan

Orleans Christian Church

117

Andrew Davis

Orleans Christian Church

118

Bobbie Manion

119

Isabelle Alldredge

120

Tracy Zeeks

HOOSIER HILLS CREDIT UNION

121

John Goble

Friends of the Shelter

122

Tiffani Kurtz

BNL

123

Tony Brock

Steak n shake

124

Stephanie Brock

Steak n shake

125

Jacob Leach

Old Union Christian Church

126

Apryl Kidd

Team BEN

127

Robert Tincher

Shelter Staffers

128

Kyle Kidd

Team BEN

129

Cami Pritchett

Sherwood Oaks

130

Jennifer Waggoner

Old Union Christian Church

131

Emily Carter

BMS Friends and Family

132

Melissa Anderson

BNL

133

Melissa Davis

Orleans Christian Church

134

Michelle Wade

spin

135

Ashley Thomas

Holy Walkamolies

136

Justin Johnson

Friends of the Shelter

137

Lori Mollet

HOOSIER HILLS CREDIT UNION

138

Phil O’Toole

Dive Christian Church

139

Brian Waggoner

spin

140

Bill Lundy

Friends of the Shelter

141

Marisha Stannard

BFCOG

142

Zetta Gore

143

Sarah Siepler

Holy Walkamolies

144

Joyce Hammel

First Christian, Bedford

145

Stephen Hammel

First Christian, Bedford

146

Joy Windmuller

Sherwood Oaks

147

Brian Windmuller

Sherwood Oaks

148

Douglas Carter

Sherwood Oaks

149

Lauren Westerfield

150

Heather Collins

Old Union Christian Church

151

Juddson Umphress

152

Desiree Lake

HOOSIER HILLS CREDIT UNION

153

Andrea Thurler

HOOSIER HILLS CREDIT UNION

154

Evija Buike

Free Methodist Church of Bedford

155

Logan Langley

156

Rick Alhorn

Shelter Staffers

157

Darci Curtis

Holy Walkamolies

158

Sandralyn Kelly

Holy Walkamolies

159

Holly Russell

IUH avengers

160

Portia Shaw

IUH avengers

161

Abbey Teague

Team Teague

162

Phil O’Toole

163

Kayla Hammel-Brown

First Christian, Bedford

164

Abbie Lee

BFCOG

The Challenge

Got a big-hearted business, workplace, group, church, or community? Step up and join the Challenge to compete for your local pride in support of CNOY. Check the National Challengeboard to see more!

About Bedford Men's Warming Shelter

The Men's Warming Shelter is a low-barrier, cold-weather, overnight shelter for any and all men experiencing homelessness. Started in 2014 following a great tragedy in our community - the freezing death of an unknown, unsheltered homeless man - the faith leaders of our community came together to start a safe refuge for men to spend the winter. Today, the Men's Warming Shelter provides both basic needs - warm comfortable beds, hot home-cooked meals, showers and clean clothes - as well as support services including medical and mental health care, addiction treatment, education and job training opportunities, and housing placement. Our greatest asset is our community: the amazing churches, organizations, government agencies, and private citizens, who work together to provide a place of love, peace, and hope for our shelter guests.


We invite you to be a part of our upcoming 5k/1m fundraiser, the Coldest Night of the Year, on February 24th, 2024. We can walk together, increase homelessness awareness together, and raise funds to serve those in need together. Sign up today as a team leader or join a team, become a volunteer, make a donation, or help spread the word, and know that YOU are making a difference right here in Lawrence County!

Event Day Details

Save the date - CNOY Day is February 24, 2024!

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1101 15th St, Bedford IN 47421


The Men's Warming Shelter "Coldest Night of the Year" 5k/1m will begin at First Christian Church at 1105 15th St, Bedford, IN 47421.

Local Details

Parking

Parking is available in the First Christian Church at First United Methodist Church parking lots, both accessible from K St.

Schedule

  • 4:00 pm: Meet Check-in + Welcome
  • 5:00 pm: Move Send-off
  • 6:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 7:00 pm: Mosey Goodbye + see you in 2025!

Not able to join us in person at the Main Event? We hope you'll register, fundraise and walk offsite with friends and family.

Route Details

  • Route Distances: Check out the maps below to see where we will be walking.
  • Rest stop: Keep an eye out for opportunities to rest and refresh with yummy snacks along the route.
  • Signage: All routes will be well-signed with our bold blue CNOY signs.
  • Route Support: Route marshals, rest stop hosts, and support vehicle drivers provide support along the route.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • Pets: We love our little furballs like you do, but pets are not permitted at the Coldest Night of the Year except for approved and trained service animals. Read more about our pet policy

Check-in

  • All walkers participating at the Main Event on Saturday, February 24, 2024 must check-in upon arrival.
  • Toques! Fundraising walkers who raise $150+ (or $75+ for those under 18) will receive a CNOY toque as a thank you on event day, while supplies last.
  • (Psst... a toque is what CNOYers call that trademark winter hat. Read more here: CNOY toque)
  • Offsite fundraising walkers can contact their local event director to arrange toque pickup the week of the event.

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

Handling Money

  • Credit Card: The Best Option! Simple, secure, automatically tax receipted for gifts of $20+. Visit the Donate page, share your personal page link, or have your donor call CNOY Head Office.
  • Checks: The Old Faithful - made payable to Blue Sea Philanthropy USA with the name of the walker or team on the memo line. Mail them to CNOY Head Office along with your completed pledge sheet. (Scroll down to find the address)
  • Cash: You have 2 options:
  • 1. Login to FundHub, click “Enter $$ and Checks,” create pledges for your cash donations, pay them off with your personal credit card, and keep the cash. OR...
  • 2. Write a check (made out to "Blue Sea Philanthropy USA”) for the total amount of cash you’ve collected. Mail it to the CNOY Head Office with your completed pledge sheet.

Waivers

All participants must register online this year and accept the electronic waiver.

  • Adults accept the waiver automatically when they register online.
  • Youth/Children under 18 need a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.
  • An online form will be emailed to all parents/guardians before CNOY Day.
  • Waivers will also be available at check-in on CNOY Day.

What to Bring

A few common sense suggestions:

  • A cell phone for emergencies (recommended but not required)
  • Good waterproof shoes/boots for walking
  • Warm coat and mitts/gloves
  • Extra snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • Your own water bottle
  • A passion for the charity you're walking and fundraising for

Bedford Maps

Check out this year's CNOY route maps below:

Contact Us


CNOY Bedford 2024

Heather Flynn Executive Director
Phone 8127972057
Email hflynn.stonecityalliance@gmail.com

Got questions about the Coldest Night of the Year USA?
help@cnoy.com | 1.877.743.3413