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Organization taking steps to keep families warm this winter

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SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

The sun may be shining today, but just a few minutes outside is a brutal reminder of the winter weather we have been dealing with this season. And for some, staying warm is a challenge.

That's why more than 100 people braved the frigid temps Saturday to make sure no one is left out in the cold. It's called "Walk for Warmth," an event to help raise money to heat the homes of seniors and low income families in the area.

"It is cold out there and you see us out there walking in the cold, and somebody's got to live in a house in the cold without heat, " said Dennis Morrison, Saginaw County Community Action Committee.

This is the sixth year for the event and the goal is to raise $20,000 to help families in need in Saginaw County.

Consumer's Energy is one of the sponsors of the event. And the company's employees are stepping up to help.

"It has been a really cold winter and Consumer's Energy wanted to have a big heart this year, so we've encouraged our employees to come out and walk and any pledge that the employees have, the company will match, not once, but twice, so a $50 donation turns into $150 and we think that's pretty great," said Linda Sims, Consumer's Energy.

Organizers tell us they are already more than halfway to their goal of at least $20,000. They will continue to raise money through the end of the month.

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