Living without heat is a dangerous reality for many Michigan residents facing utility shut-offs. Choosing between paying the heat bill and buying groceries is a choice no one should have to make. According to Michigan 2-1-1, utility assistance is the number one requested need (29.9%) from callers looking for community resources in Allegan County.
To combat utility shut-offs, Community Action of Allegan County (CAAC) will be holding a Walk4Warmth 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, March 26 from 9am-11am. The walk will take place at The LYNX Golf Course in Otsego.
Jim Szilagyi, Owner of the The Lynx, is proud to support CAAC and it’s clients, “We support a number of community events as part of our business and we are excited to host the Walk4Warmth. There is a tremendous need in Allegan County and we are honored to contribute to this vital cause.”
Money raised from walker registration and sponsorship support will go directly to Community Action of Allegan County’s Utility Assistance Program. The program assists income eligible households by providing payment for metered and deliverable fuel bills in order to avert a household crisis.
“Everyone faces unexpected circumstances at some point; this program is a bridge through times of crisis when clients need support. These funds help low-income, elderly and disabled residents keep their heat on throughout the winter,” said Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Brenda Molendyk regarding the program.
Registration options include:
$50 Adult (ages 13 and up) with shirt
$35 Adult (ages 13 and up) no shirt
$15 Children ages 5-12 (no shirt available)
Children under the age of 5 are free
To learn more about the event and REGISTER, visit p2p.OneCause.com/Walk4Warmth.
OR call (269) 673.5472 ext. 264. If you or someone you know is struggling with paying utility bills, please call CAAC today ext. 228 to see if you qualify for assistance.
Russ’ Fundraiser: view and print the voucher here!