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THAW distributes assistance to vulnerable Michigan residents through 56 agency partners and a series of annual events.

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THAW Mission

THAW is a leading provider of utility assistance for Michigan residents in need. We collaborate with our partners to deliver services that support long term energy solutions.

Across Michigan, 40% of households (1.54m) struggle to afford the basic needs of housing, including energy.

Over 28,000 children and 4,800 seniors lived in households that received energy assistance last year.


THAW Receives $50K Grant to Provide Energy Assistance to Detroit Families

Funding from Skillman Foundation to assist families in five Detroit neighborhoods DETROIT – The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) has been awarded a $50K Legacy Grant from the Skillman Foundation to assist in THAW’s mission to keep families healthy, safe and warm. The one-year grant will provide energy assistance to families with children from five…

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SEMCO Energy 8th Annual Energy Drive Charity Golf Tournament

Join us for a round of golf on Friday August 12th, at the Solitude Links Golf Course in Kimball, Michigan.  The 18 hole scramble with cart will include: hot dog or hamburger at turn, player gift bag, auction participation, prize giving presentation and much more!  All proceeds from the tournament benefit THAW.  To reserve your…

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

DISCOUNT Offer: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder THAW is very excited to be able to offer you the first exciting deal for the 2016-17 Broadway In Detroit season! This offer features A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder at the Fisher Theatre October 4-16. THAW supporters will save up to $10 on most…

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