When you or I step outside into the bitter cold, it's usually only for a short amount of time and then we shake off the chill inside our warm home. But, for those who have no home and nowhere to go to stay warm, cold winter days are especially dangerous.

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness,

"The January 2017 Point-in-Time count, the most recent national estimate of homelessness in the United States, identified 553,742 people experiencing homelessness."

That's more than half a million people (that are known of) who are homeless right here in America. Don't you think it's time to take a stand and do something to change those numbers?

If you're ready to fight back against homelessness, then you'll want to make sure to be part of the 6th Annual Binghamton Freeze Out 5K on Friday, February 22nd at Highland Park in Endwell. The Freeze Out 5K is a glow in the dark outdoor run/walk and the mission of the 5K is to raise both funds and awareness for those who face the very real challenge of being homeless in the Southern Tier, with proceeds benefiting the Rescue Mission.

If you'd like to participate in the Freeze Out 5K, you can register online until 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21st, or in person beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22nd at Highland Park, 801 Hooper Road, in Endwell.

Gather your friends, family, and co-workers and register to join the Freeze Out and help make a difference in the fight to end homelessness in our community! 

[via Rescue Mission/National Alliance to End Homelessness]