Category Archives: Press Releases

September 19, 2018 NO COMPUTER. NO ASSISTANCE? IS MICHIGAN TURNING THE LIGHTS OFF ON THE POOR?

DETROIT.   September 19,  2018–Virginia Eubanks, author of Automating Inequality:  How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor, will speak Thursday, Sept. 27 from 5-7 p.m. at Bethel Transformation Community Center in Detroit. Dr. Eubanks is part of a free panel discussion sponsored by the Knight Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan…

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April 23, 2018 Registration for DTE and THAW Customer Assistance Day at Eastern Market is closed

Full article published on MacombDaily.com It appears a lot of people need help with their utility bills. In fact, due to the overwhelming response registration for DTE Energy and THAW’s Customer Assistance Day at Eastern Market has been closed. ‘No walk-ins will be taken,’ said a spokesperson for DTE Energy. Customer Assistance Day or CAD…

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November 9, 2017 Rachel Lutz Peacock Room and YAMA Open This Month In Fisher Building

Full article published on michiganchronicle.com. After months of preparation and a major renovation in Detroit’s Fisher Building, Rachel Lutz’s flagship Peacock Room and her new store, YAMA, will officially open on Small Business Saturday, November 25. Both stores will have preview events the week preceding the openings, including a “State of the City: Women and…

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June 25, 2017 President Trump’s 2018 budget plan met with protests

Congressman Sander Levin wants to put the brakes on President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 “He talks about America first. In terms of his budget for so many, from the youngest to the oldest, it would be Americans last.” Believing there is power in numbers, Levin gathered community leaders to spell out,…

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October 19, 2016 Consumers Energy, Partners Provide $12 Million in Contributions to Help Michigan Families Stay Safe and Warm This Winter

JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 17, 2016 – Consumers Energy announced today that it is partnering with Michigan nonprofit organizations to make $12 million available to help over 30,000 families across the state stay warm and keep the lights on this winter. Consumers Energy is working with five nonprofit organizations that will provide the funding and work…

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September 2, 2016 DTE Energy donates additional $2.5million to prepare low-income customers across Michigan for upcoming heating season

Company will hold Customer Assistance Days to provide bill-payment assistance and ongoing education to help customers reduce energy-related expenses DETROIT, August 24, 2016 – DTE Energy today announced it is donating an additional $2.5 million to The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) to help low-income residents across the state of Michigan prepare for the upcoming…

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June 21, 2016 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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May 9, 2016 THAW offers hand up with energy bills, not a handout

Mark Lane likes it when he hears people say they hope never to see him again. Lane is the director of communications for THAW — The Heat and Warmth fund — a nonprofit dedicated to paying the utility bills of those in need, as long as their income qualifies at 150 percent or less of…

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February 5, 2016 WWJ Newsradio 950 to host 13th Annual Winter Survival Radiothon to benefit The Heat and Warmth Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                          February 1, 2016 Contacts: Mark Lane, THAW Director of Communications (313) 528-0270 mlane@thawfund.org Shaun Wilson, for THAW (313) 530-7860 swilson@truscottrossman.com                                    WWJ Newsradio 950 to host 13th Annual Winter Survival Radiothon to benefit The Heat…

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December 23, 2015 THAW and Wayne County give two deserving families warm homes in ‘Healthy, Safe and Warm Home Giveaway’

DETROIT – Today, The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) in partnership with Wayne County (along with Santa) presented two Detroit families with the gift of a warm, energy-efficient home just in time for Michigan’s winter months. During a live reveal at THAW’s headquarters in downtown Detroit, local residents Arielle King and Jahleel Faison, along with their…

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