Community Action Agencies throughout the country hold Walk for Warmth events. The events are held to help raise both funds and awareness to support utility needs and prevent heating emergencies for low-income residents of our communities during the winter months. Community Action Agencies partner with local utility providers and community organizations to achieve this goal.
100% of funds stay in the community where raised and go towards providing utility help to avoid shut off of electricity, propane, or to assist with deliverable fuel or other emergency situations.
2016 Walk for Warmth Campaign
The Jackson Walk raised over $103,000 to support families with heating emergencies. Thank you to Consumers Energy who did a double match of all employee donations. Watch a video of the walk.
Lenawee County's walk is organized by the Lenawee Utilities Task Force, which includes Consumers Energy, DTE Energy, Community Action Agency, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Lenawee Department on Aging, local schools and government and numerous other community organizations. The large attendance of last year's walk helped raise even more awareness to the need in the community that there is for families and individuals struggling with utility needs.
The Lenawee Walk raised over $20,000 to support families with heating emergencies. Thank you to Lenawee United Way, Midwest Energy, Consumers Energy, Citizens Gas, Goodwill Industries, Crossroads Community Church, DTE Energy, Primore Inc., Sedco Inc., Adrian Rotary Club, United Bank & Trust, First Presbyterian Church, Bixby Hospital, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Gleaner, First Federal Bank of the Midwest and many private donors.