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THAW MissionTHAW 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.
Detroit (Detroit Free Press) The New York-based investment firm that helped guide Detroit through bankruptcy has donated $1 million to The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) to help residents facing water shutoffs, the Free Press has learned. The gift from Miller Buckfire is the largest private nonutility donation in the charity’s history — it means…Read More
Support THAW at the Detroit Free Press & Talmer Bank Marathon! Race for warmth and help keep thousands of Michigan families safe and warm! Join us at the 2015 Detroit Free Press and Talmer Bank Marathon and show your support for THAW! Here’s how: 1. Set up your own personal fundraising webpage via Crowdrise. Setting up…Read More
Making a Difference For Michigan Families This Winter. THAW Presents the 6th Annual Week of Warmth sponsored by DTE Energy: November 7th – 14th, 2015 This year marks The Heat and Warmth Fund’s 30th year of warming hearts and homes of Michigan residents in need. It also marks the 30-year partnership between THAW and DTE…Read More