THE OAKLAND PRESS:Walk for Warmth returns to keep families out of the cold this winter

By Natalie Broda; @NatalieBroda on Twitter  Jan 21, 2019 

Registration is now open for the 2019 Walk for Warmth, hosted by OLHSA.

The walk-a-thon fundraiser takes place each year to raise money for the community agency’s Emergency Utility Assistance Program, distributing funds to families in need in Oakland County and Livingston County to keep their heat on during the cold winter months.

Last year, the events raised $169,586. A total of 964 individuals benefited from emergency assistance program in 2018, according to OLSHA.

“Year after year OLHSA is blown away by the turnout of community members helping their neighbors in need,” Susan Harding, OLHSA CEO said. “Seeing everyone come together to help those struggling to stay safe and comfortable in their homes is a truly wonderful sight and I invite you to come experience the events to see how special they are.”

The Oakland County Walk for Warmth takes place on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills. Registration kicks off at 7:30 a.m. with the walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. Walkers will travel the .8-mile loop of the mall, surrounded by activities for families, entertainment, refreshments and health related activities. Participants also receive a commemorative shirt.

The Livingston County Walk for Warmth takes place on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Hartland Education Center in Howell. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. The .25-mile indoor loop will feature a DJ, an acapella ensemble and fairy tale celebrities.

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