February 12, 2018

15th Annual WWJ Winter Survival Radiothon Raises $1.4 Million

Thanks to the generosity of WWJ Newsradio 950 listeners and local businesses, The Heat and Warmth Fund raised over $1.4 million dollars during the 15th Annual WWJ Winter Survival Radiothon. As over a foot of snow fell in the Metro Detroit area on Friday, February 9, thousands of listeners called in and donated to keep…

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February 3, 2018

THAW talks energy affordability on CW50’s Street Beat

The Heat and Warmth Fund’s CEO, Saunteel Jenkins, sat down with Street Beat’s April Moss to discuss energy affordability and how utility assistance can play a role in homelessness prevention. Also in this episode are The Empowerment Plan’ CEO, Veronika Scott; Covenant House Michigan’s Outreach Manager, Stephanie Taylor; and Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley’s Hone…

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December 12, 2017

Meet Carlanda and Anzio, an iHEAL Families Success Story

Local 4 News recently interviewed a family that was helped by THAW’s iHEAL Families program for the medically vulnerable. You can watch the whole story on the Local 4 News website, clickondetroit.com. Carlanda is a single mother living in Detroit, who has spent years in and out of the hospital with her second child, Anzio, who was…

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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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