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Walk for Warmth helps keep the heat on

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:17 AM

This year’s 2-mile walk will take place at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at City On a Hill, 100 Pine St. in Zeeland.

Proceeds go to Community Action Agency’s Emergency Utility Assistance fund. The program helps households keep the utilities turned on after the family has received a shut-off notice.

Mike Stock, marketing specialist for Community Action Agency and the event’s organizer, said the agency assisted more than 7,000 homes last year. Heat was kept on in about 400 homes because of the annual Walk for Warmth.

“Last year, in the midst of a recession, we managed to raise over $25,000,” he said. “And we fully expect to see that level of support once again. The walk provides a great opportunity to give help where you know your donation is going dollar-for-dollar into the home of a family needing to keep their kids warm.”

The walk also raises the awareness of Community Action Agency and its range of housing-related programs, Stock said.

For more information on the Walk for Warmth and for sponsorship information, visit www.miottawa.org/caa. To donate, send checks to: Community Action Agency, 12251 James St., Suite 300, Holland, MI 49424 (attention: Walk For Warmth).

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