The thought of going through winter with little or no heat is chilling. But for hundreds of Michigan families, it’s reality. Ongoing budget pressures at the federal and state levels mean that public heating assistance dollars are less certain.
To help warm homes, UWUA Local 105 (a member of MSUWC), Consumers Energy and Community Action Agencies across Michigan joined in to sponsor Walk for Warmth events across Michigan in February and March. Consumers Energy will match all funds raised by employees and any participating family and friends, thereby doubling heating assistance for those in need. Last year, thirty-one Community Action Agencies received almost $200,000 on behalf of Consumers Energy and our generous employees and supporters.
“Every dollar raised will go toward helping our most vulnerable customers, including those who are elderly and disabled, and those who can’t afford to pay their heating bills,”
UWUA Local 105 members participated in the Walk for Warmth 2016, raising a total of $1,000.