Monday, December 16, 2013

Warming Hearts and Homes: The Inside Scoop



The Warming Hearts & Homes charitable campaign is off to a great start as we continue to donate $25 for every text, tweet, and new Facebook like. The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) is one of the local non-profit organizations that will benefit from this year’s campaign. THAW provides aid to low-income families around southeastern Michigan who face an emergency energy crisis. Contributions given to THAW provide immediate relief to families struggling to keep warm.

Jill Brunett, the Vice President of Marketing and Communications of THAW said the donations they receive help them tremendously during the holiday season. Funds received by THAW help low income families keep their gas and electricity on.



“This cause is especially important now because it’s so cold,” said Brunett. “It’s extremely dangerous to be without heat or lighting during the winter.”

According to Brunett, over 20,000 children have benefitted from the services THAW provides. THAW is very grateful to receive donations that help them fulfill their mission to keep southeastern Michigan warm.

“Right now we have some clients who aren’t eligible to receive aid from us because state grant requirements have changed. We used to be able to provide aid to 200 percent of the poverty level, and now we can only provide to 150 percent,” said Brunett. “Private donations like the one we’re receiving from Warming Hearts & Homes allow us to give to the clients who don’t meet state grant requirements.”

This is Community Financial’s second year of donating $30,000 to local charities through Warming Hearts & Homes. The campaign runs through December 31. For more information on how you can help us help THAW and other local charities this holiday season, visit our Warming Hearts & Homes webpage.


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