Livingston Outraises Oakland In Annual Event, But Overall Goal Still Unmet

March 3, 2016

Livingston County outdid their counterparts in Oakland County when it came to raising funds to keep families in need warm, although an overall goal is still unfulfilled. The 26th annual Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency Walk for Warmth was held February 6th at Oakland County’s Great Lakes Crossing Outlets and then on February 20th at the Hartland Educational Support Service Center in Livingston County. Altogether, there were over 1,200 participants in the form of walkers, sponsors and volunteers. Funds raised support emergency utility assistance, helping to keep Oakland and Livingston families safe and warm in their homes this winter. OLHSA officials say that cash and pledges totaled $78,800 from the Oakland Walk for Warmth while Livingston County Walk for Warmth participants raised $93,200. But because the goal for both walks was $180,000, about $8,000 remains to be raised to accomplish that goal. OLHSA officials stress that every dollar raised will go right back into the counties in which they’re raised to heat homes, including many with young children and elderly. Last year alone, 143 local Livingston County families were kept warm from the event. Donations are still being accepted through the link below. (JK)

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