WHAT: 13th Annual Walk for Warmth
Three mile outdoor walk, three mile indoor walk, 5K run,
WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 1998
Registration begins at 9:00a.m./Opening Ceremony at 9:45a.m.
Events begin at 10:00a.m.
WHERE: Full Blast, 35 Hamblin Avenue, Battle Creek
WHO: You, your friends, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers,
and the Community Action Agency of South Central Michigan.
WHY: Without the Walk for Warmth, hundreds of families in South
Central Michigan would have no heat in their homes this winter.
LAST YEAR: 400 walkers and supporting sponsors raised over $21,600 in
Battle Creek. With these funds, 270 individuals in our community were kept warm throughout the winter. The average assistance per family was $170.60.
WHO IS HELPED BY WALK FOR WARMTH?
- Recipients of Walk for Warmth funds raised in the greater Battle Creek area are low-income, elderly, and disabled residents of this area.
- The average annual income of households receiving Walk for Warmth assistance in 1997 was $6,113.
- The average Calhoun County resident spent 7.2% of their income to heat their home in the winter; a Walk for Warmth recipient spent 25%.
- Half of those who come to CAA for heating assistance are employed or only recently unemployed.
- 10% of recipients were elderly; 28% were disabled; 27% lived alone.
For a pledge sheet or more information, contact
- If recipients are able, they are encouraged to volunteer their time to the Walk for Warmth to help others in need of emergency assistance.