WHAT: 13th Annual Walk for Warmth
One or three mile fixed-route walk-a-thon to raise money for
WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 1998
Registration begins at 9:00a.m. / Opening Ceremony at 9:30a.m.
Walk begins at 10:00a.m.
WHERE: Tenant Hall — United Methodist Church
600 East Michigan Avenue, Albion
WHO: You, your friends, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers,
and the Albion Action Center.
WHY: Without the Walk for Warmth, hundreds of families in South
Central Michigan would have no heat in their homes this winter.
LAST YEAR: 200 walkers and supporting sponsors raised over $7,200 in
Albion. With these funds, 75 households in our community were kept warm throughout the winter. The average assistance per family was $96.00 (about one month’s bill).
WHO IS HELPED BY WALK FOR WARMTH?
- Recipients of Walk for Warmth funds raised in Albion are the poor who are unable to work, the working poor, the elderly, and the disabled.
- The average Albion resident spends 7.2% of their income to heat their home in the winter; a Walk for Warmth recipient spends 25%.
- Half of those who come to CAA for heating assistance are employed or only recently unemployed.
- 6% of recipients in 1997 were elderly; 15% were disabled.
For a pledge sheet or more information, contact the
Albion Action Center, 500 South Ionia, Suite 103, Albion, MI 49224 (517) 629-9403
- If recipients are able, they are encouraged to volunteer their time to the Walk for Warmth to help others in need of emergency assistance.