2014-01-23 / Front Page

Walk for Warmth returns

MANISTIQUE – Community Action Agency’s 2014 “Walk for Warmth” campaign is now in full swing, with the walks scheduled for Feb. 22, in Manistique, Escanaba and Menominee.

The fundraiser helps residents in Schoolcraft, Menominee, and Delta counties with heating assistance. Individuals, businesses, youth groups and service clubs are encouraged to participate.

“We appreciate the strong support the walks have received over the years,” said Cathy Pearson, CAA executive assistant. “Since the first walk we have raised $670,000 in the three counties. Every dollar raised is used for direct services and is used in the county where the money is raised.”

Pearson said Mother Nature has provided a stinging reminder this winter how much help is needed with the record-breaking lows felt in the region earlier this month and again this week.

“It’s not just home heating,” she explained. “Don’t forget about the increased costs of other basic necessities. It all adds up. Many of our neighbors could use a helping hand to get them through a month or so of heating help.”

Residents not able to take part in the walks may support the events by sending a donation.

The Schoolcraft event will begin at 9 a.m., with walkers leaving from the Manistique Senior Center.

More information and pledge sheets are available at the CAA offices in each city or on the CAA website: www.mdscaa.org.

Residents who need more information may call 341-2452.

The Manistique walk is cosponsored by Kewadin Casinos, Radio Results Network and WJMN-TV3.

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