Andy Johnson
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $250.00

My Message

It's cold out there.


As most of you know, it's been about a year since I embarked on a new career path in the nonprofit sector. It certainly wasn't a planned--or easy--career change but, nevertheless, it became a much-needed opportunity for me to step back, slow down and reassess my priorities in life.  Making a difference for the less-fortunate in our community brings a whole new set of rewards than lining the pockets of for-profit shareholders.  I've been privileged to work with River Valley Charities, a small Hudson-based organization. What makes this organization special to me is their commitment to financially supporting numerous local nonprofits while collaborating right alongside them to make a true impact in the St. Croix Valley area.

A couple months ago, I was approached to be the Event Director for the "Coldest Night of the Year," a wonderful “winterrific” walk supporting the hungry, hurt, and homeless in our local community. The actual walk will be held on February 24th in downtown Hudson, but fundraising efforts have already begun. The event's goal is to raise $20,000 for four direct-service local charities:

Grace Place Shelter in New Richmond

Operation HELP in Hudson

Our Neighbors' Place in River Falls

Hudson Backpack and Food Programs in Hudson.

While there is certainly no pressure to participate, I wanted to take the opportunity to share this with you because it's personal to me. You can support the cause in two ways: by making a simple donation of any amount via this link:, or participate more deeply by joining my walking team, "Winter Warriors'' (click Register to Walk Fundraise, then Join a Team, then search for Winter Warriors). While I hope to walk the route with everyone on event day, I cannot guarantee I’ll have the freedom to do so with everything going on. But, by joining hundreds of folks walking for the same cause, you will surely be part of something greater!

Thanks for your consideration and support.

Event Date
Feb 24, 2024 5:00 PM
Location Name
Hudson WI - River Valley Charities

My Team

Andy is part of Winter Warriors
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My Supporters

Mary Monson (favorite auntie) left a message
Feb 10, 2024 6:32 PM
Sorry I can’t join you on the walk. Best of luck to all of you
Friend of CNOY donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 10, 2024 6:31 PM
Celeste Hughes donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 9, 2024 1:47 PM
Marta Larson donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 18, 2023 3:36 PM