Sleep Out participants prepare to brave the night cold. The event featured what may be one of the last Comfort Coats as the ministry that produces the rugged coats for the homeless struggles to find volunteers. (Nicholas Elbers photos)

After 21 years, a lifeline to the homeless is in jeopardy

For the last 21 years, the Comfort Coats have been made by the Helpers of St. Anne and St. Joachim at Star of the Sea Parish in Surrey In the past year,  Carolyn Wharton and her hard-working volunteers produced 25-30 coats.

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