OSCEOLA COUNTY — With this year's winter temperatures dropping below zero without a hint of relief, having the ability to heat a home is imperative for the lives of local residents in need.
Each year, volunteers and participants of Walk for Warmth strive to provide the assistance to keep struggling individuals and families warm through the winter. The annual fundraiser, hosted by Mid Michigan Community Action, helped 348 households across six counties last year, more than half of which were occupied by children under 18. All proceeds benefit the Emergency Utility Assistance Program and will help those in need with payment of utility bills. All recipients are local.