The purpose of the Heat A Home Campaign is to raise money to maintain an emergency fund for people who are experiencing home heating related emergencies. The 2010 campaign raised over $57,000 for Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties.
Who Is Eligible?
Working poor, elderly and handicapped residents who have received a shut-off notice or are in need of emergency fuel delivery assistance.
Additional Program Information
With the lengthy and variable Michigan winter climate, there will always be a need for home heating and heating assistance. Although winters can be mild, temperatures may drastically drop overnight causing an increased use of fuel to heat a home. Emergencies also can occur. For example, a person's bills may include vehicle payments, medical and prescription expenditures, rent and utilities. A community resident may be forced to pay the medical and prescription bills first, leaving little or no money left for their home heating bill.
How does it work?
Businesses or individuals may actively participate by mailing or dropping their donations off at any one of the three main Community Action Agency (CAA) offices . Businesses/organizations in the three counties can sell an unlimited number of donation cards for $1.00. If your business or organization is interested in assisting with the sale of the donation cards, please contact:
Jackson County - Kate Lambert Lee 517-784-5185 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lenawee County- Burt Fenby 517-263-7861 email@example.com
Hillsdale County- Maxine Vanlerberg 517-437-3346 firstname.lastname@example.org
How are funds used?
There are no administrative fees for this campaign. 100% of all money raised will directly assist in the payment of utility bills and/or fuel delivery for those in need as outlined above. Funds received will be utilized within the County in which they were originally received unless otherwise noted.