The sixth annual Walk for Warmth drew 170 participants and raised $11,900 for Lexington Rescue Missions Homeless Prevention Program, according to Natalie Cunningham of the mission. Walkers chose between a 2-mile or 1-mile route through below-freezing temperatures from Triangle Park to the Kentucky Theater in downtown Lexington.
The program provides emergency financial assistance for rent and heating bills as well as budget counseling.
In 2012, officials said, the Lexington Rescue Mission prevented 99 families from having their utilities shut off, and 94 households from being evicted.
The Lexington Rescue Mission is an interdenominational Christian ministry that serves the citys poor and homeless.