Walk for Warmth heats homes one step at a time

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By Micaela Colonna
Mason Times staff writer

Recent sub-zero temperatures mean, many low-income Michigan residents have seen unaffordable spikes in their gas and electric bills.

Consumers Energy, providers of heat and electricity for 68 Michigan counties, teamed up with Capital Area Community Services, Inc., on Saturday, Feb. 22, for the 24th annual Walk for Warmth.

More than 50 participants, including Ingham County residents and Consumers Energy employees, walked from Mason’s First United Methodist Church to All Saints Lutheran Church, raising money for customers in need.

According to Marina Poroshin, rural Ingham service center coordinator for CACS, 100 percent of donations will serve customers in Ingham County who are not able to heat their homes.

“The goal of the walk is to raise as much money as possible,” Poroshin said. “We walk in the cold because we want to feel for people who live in the cold.”

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