Annual Walk for Warmth
The Walk for Warmth is a statewide fundraiser to help families in need through cold winter. This walk is supported by Consumers Energy who matched every dollar raised by their employees last year for the total of $11,562. 100% of the money raised during the Walk for Warmth go directly towards utility payments and all funds stay in the county they were raised. No funds are used for administrative costs.
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Together we can make a difference!
The 3-mile walk is going on in Lansing, Mason, Charlotte, St. Johns and Owosso at the same time on February 25, 2017. Registration begins at 10:30 A.M. and the walk starts at 11:00 A.M. The office in Mason serves Holt, Mason, Okemos, Haslett, Dansville, Stockbridge, Onondaga, Williamston and Webberville. Lansing Center serves Lansing and East Lansing, other offices serve their respective counties. For more information, please call:
The slogan for the walk is “Hearts and Feet Providing Heat”. There is a good reason we walk three miles during the cold, snowy February – we are raising funds for those who live in the cold when their energy is shut off. We are calling out to individuals, schools, churches, civil groups, unions, corporations and business to help us collect money and keep the heat on for those who experience a hardship.
The donations range from $5 to $5,000 and some of the most generous donors last year were: Consumers Energy, Lansing Ice and Fuel, Eden Church Ministerial Association, St. James Catholic Church and Knight of Columbus, Dart Bank, DHHS employees, St. Johns Goodwins, Cook Family Foundation, Marr’s Furniture, Kiley and Sons, Eaton Federal Bank. Dan Bishop of Consumers energy and Representative Tom Cochran come every year to support the walk in Mason; Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing walks in Lansing; Senator Rick Jones in Eaton County (16 years participation); Mayors Ben Frederick (Owosso), James Huguelet (Perry), and Charles Kerridge (Corunna) walk in Shiawassee County.