25th Annual OLHSA Walk for Warmth in Hartland February 21

Livingston County’s Walk for Warmth event is on February 21 at the Hartland Educational Support Service Center, located at 9525 Highland Road in Howell.

Walk for Warmth is a fundraiser for emergency utility assistance programs offered through OLHSA (Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency). These programs help low-income individuals and families in Oakland and Livingston counties who are on the verge of having their utilities turned off. Although OLHSA provides utility assistance programs all year round, these types of programs are particularly important during the cold winter months. The most common people who become victims of hypothermia in their own homes are babies forced to sleep in very cold bedrooms and elderly people who don’t have adequate food, clothing.

The walk kicks off at 9:00 AM and promises to be a great event for the whole family to participate in. The walk is indoors, so no need to worry about having to be out in the cold or bad weather. Buzz Elliot of WHMI and DJ Kurt Lewis will be on hand to entertain the crowd. In addition to the walk, there will be door prizes, refreshments, games for kids, free Jazzercize classes, and more.

Registration is open online. Participants can register either individually or as part of a team. You can also register on the day of the event starting at 8:30 AM. People who are interested in making a donation are also able to do so through the registration page. Consumers Energy will be matching each dollar raised, plus an extra 50 cents.

OLHSA is the largest private non-profit organization to provide human services to residents of Livingston and Oakland counties. For over 50 years, OLHSA has been providing a wide variety of services for low-income individuals, families, and elderly people. In addition to their emergency utility assistance programs, OLHSA also offers financial education programs, energy optimization assistance, chore assistance for low-income people over 60, health services, pre-school programs, and more. With all of the programs OLHSA offers, they were able to help over 50,000 people last year.

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