Tressa Brotsky
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $800.00

My Message

Hi friends,

The annual Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser is still happening this year -- with people walking solo walks instead of a big group walkathon. It feels extremely relevant this year, with the west coast getting a weather-reality-check, and with neighbours living in tents - and tent fires in Vancouver and Victoria as they try to manage the brutal cold.
If you have a few dollars to spare to support the agency me and my staff team are walking for, we'd all be so thankful!
We're walking for First United in the downtown eastside of Vancouver city. First United is important for so many reasons, and to me personally. In 1993 I lived out of the chapel there for a week in a Naramata Centre immersion program to deepen awareness and understanding through listening and observing. It was powerful. It's where I first sat with sex workers as they got ready for their job; heard the reality that a well educated, well employed person can lose that security through a traumatic life event and find themselves jobless, living out of shelters and eating at food kitchens; worshiped beside people still warm and sleeping on the pews, sheltering. I was 18.
I would be so honoured if you'd donate to me and my team, and help the work of community and belonging that First United holds space for. 
Warm, housed thanks,
PS. Mom, you already donated! Don't donate again, lol! ;)
PPS. Feel free to forward this around to help get more donations for First United!
PPPS. The walk is happening on Feb 20, so that's when I'll be walkin'. 
Event Date
Feb 20, 2021 9:00 AM
Location Name
Vancouver DTES (Virtual-Only) - First United

My Team

Tressa is part of Pacific Mountain Regional Council Staff
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My Supporters

Tressa left a message
Feb 24, 2021 2:57 PM
Thank you everyone!! Such a success for First United!
Michelle Marsan left a message
Feb 20, 2021 8:06 PM
Hey « niecette », way to go tonight! Thanks for doing this, will be thinking of you!
Michelle Marsan donated $100.00
Feb 20, 2021 8:04 PM
Patric. & Ron McColl donated $200.00
Feb 20, 2021 3:00 PM
Friend of CNOY donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 19, 2021 1:04 AM
An OBUC friend left a message
Feb 19, 2021 12:59 AM
Go Tressa!
Emily Hull donated $40.00
Feb 18, 2021 10:59 PM
Kristina Bouris donated $50.00
Feb 18, 2021 9:39 PM
Amie McColl donated $75.00
Feb 18, 2021 7:46 PM
Andrea left a message
Feb 17, 2021 3:25 PM
Gooooooo Tressa and team!
Friend of CNOY donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 17, 2021 3:24 PM
Kendra Strauss donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 16, 2021 12:30 AM
Stephanie Boulogne donated $20.00
Feb 15, 2021 9:37 PM
tressa left a message
Feb 14, 2021 8:15 PM
thank you! everyone! who donated! in my name! for first united! go us!
Mercedes Calvert donated $20.00
Feb 14, 2021 2:12 PM
Friend of CNOY donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 13, 2021 1:32 AM
Lina left a message
Feb 12, 2021 5:08 PM
Hi my friend- thanks for all you do. Can walk some of the way to with you if you need a companion :-)
Friend of CNOY donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 12, 2021 5:07 PM
Friend of CNOY donated $5.00
Feb 12, 2021 1:33 AM
Meagan left a message
Feb 11, 2021 11:09 PM
Meagan Oliphant donated $100.00
Feb 11, 2021 11:09 PM
Nigel left a message
Feb 11, 2021 9:08 PM
It is absolutely amazing the stories I hear of what First United is doing in the DTES!
Nigel Chuah donated $100.00
Feb 11, 2021 9:07 PM
Maya Landell donated $50.00
Feb 11, 2021 7:26 PM
Ryan Dvorak donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 11, 2021 5:48 PM
Friend of CNOY donated $50.00
Feb 11, 2021 3:08 PM
Devon left a message
Jan 25, 2021 11:23 AM
From "the Mom". Glad to help support Tressa and her team!!
Devon Andrew donated $100.00
Jan 25, 2021 11:23 AM