Saginaw County 'Walks for Warmth' - WNEM TV 5

Saginaw County 'Walks for Warmth'

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

It's been one of the coldest Mid-Michigan winters in decades and just imagine trying to stay warm without heat.

A local organization is trying to make sure that is something families in Saginaw don't have to worry about.

The sun was shining, but just a few minutes outside has been a brutal reminder of the winter weather we have been dealing with this season.

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

"It's 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," says Dennis Morrison, one of the organizer's of the event. He says the need here in Saginaw County is great.

"This is a real Michigan winter, with the temps dropping as low as they did. The want for the heating oil and gas was very high."

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

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

Morrison says every dollar helps to make someone's life a little bit easier.

Organizers say they are more than half-way to their goal of $20,000. They will continue work to raise money through the end of the month.

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