November 13, 2018

Local 4 partners with THAW, DTE for Gift of Warmth Telethon

 Local 4 is partnering with The Heat and Warmth Fund and DTE Energy for the Gift of Warmth Telethon. Our phone bank will be open from 5 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday taking donations that benefit THAW, also known as The Heat and Warmth Fund. Volunteers will be on hand to take your donations all day.

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November 13, 2018

$2 million available to help Michiganders keep the heat on

Consumers Energy customers facing hardships paying energy bills can call 211 to be connected with help. Consumers is setting aside $2 million for its CARE program to help Michiganders with monthly bill credits, past-due balance forgiveness and in-home energy efficient upgrades. … Customers who call 211 will connect with one of four nonprofit groups distributing the dollars: United…

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November 12, 2018

Consumers Energy Provides $2 Million to Michigan Families

Consumers Energy is contributing $2 million to four non-profit organizations helping Michigan residents stay safe and warm for the winter. The contribution to the United Way of Jackson County, TrueNorth Community Services, The Salvation Army, and The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) will help as many as 2,500 households in Consumers Energy’s CARE program. The CARE…

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October 22, 2018

Reduce your energy bills this fall and winter with THAW and DTE Energy

 We know temperatures are going to be falling in the months ahead. For low income families, winter can be especially challenging, especially when it comes to the budget. That’s why DTE Energy and The “Heat and Warmth” Fund are teaming up to help. Scotty Kehoe and Rev. DeidricTupper are here to tell us more….

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October 15, 2018

Author Hits Detroit to Discuss Dangers of Automating Public Assistance

Excerpts from Xconomy article written by Sarah Schmid Stevenson: “There are few life events more stressful than suddenly losing a job. One of the safety net measures in place for displaced workers is unemployment insurance: reoccurring, state-administered benefit checks that eligible workers receive for a few months while trying to get back on their feet. ……

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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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June 25, 2018

Faces of THAW: Artiss and Robert Jackson

Mrs. Artiss Jackson and her husband, Robert, have always been there for others when they needed help. When Mrs. Jackson’s four kids were young, she often cooked extra food at dinner time, in case any neighborhood kids wanted or needed to stay for a hot meal. Even after her kids were adults, her home was open to grandchildren and kids from their community or church who…

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June 25, 2018

Join our team and Race for Warmth

Longtime THAW Board Member, Rev. Dr. Lawrence C. Glass loves to help others and he loves to run. So each year he laces up his running shoes and joins THAW’s Race for Warmth Team for the Detroit Free Press Chemical Bank Marathon. In the months leading up to the race, he raises awareness and funds to help families stay healthy, safe and…

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June 25, 2018

In the Field: Need remains high at April Customer Assistance Day

The highest turnout for a single Customer Assistance Day this year was not in the middle of winter, it was at the end of April. Families are still struggling to pay their utilities, and over 700 came through the doors at the springtime event. THAW partnered with DTE Energy to hold the event in Eastern…

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June 14, 2018

The Heat and Warmth Fund gives back for customer appreciation day

Full article published on WOOD TV’s WOTV 4 Women GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) – Muskegon area residents who need help with DTE Energy, Consumers Energy, or other gas and electric bills and are income-eligible are encouraged to attend the event to apply for assistance. At the event, you will be able to apply for assistance…

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