Walk for Warmth 2017 – There’s still time to donate! Posted: March 14, 2017 Updated: March 16, 2017
OLHSA hosted its 27th annual Walk for Warmth events on February 4th at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets and February 18th at the Hartland Educational Support Service Center. The events, sponsored by Genisys Credit Union, saw more than 1,000 participants in the form of walkers, sponsors and volunteers. Funds raised support emergency utility assistance, helping to keep Oakland and Livingston families safe and warm in their homes.
To date this year, OLHSA has raised more than $99,000 in donations from the Oakland and Livingston Walk for Warmth fundraisers combined. In total, OLHSA aims to raise $180,000 between Oakland and Livingston Counties. OLHSA plans to reach this goal through sponsor pledges and donations that will be received over the next few months.
At both events, participants of all ages enjoyed exercising indoors, giveaways, kid’s activities, received a free t-shirt and interacted with various mascots from OLHSA, the Detroit Zoo, SEALIFE Aquarium/LEGOLand and the Rainforest Café. In Oakland County, 89X on-air personality, PK, kicked things off and walkers received shopping coupons, blood pressure screenings and massages. In Livingston County, KSI Kitchen and Bath was honored as Team of the Year, receiving tributes from state legislators and Congressman Mike Bishop.
Oakland and Livingston county residents face heating emergencies every year. It is not too late to help OLHSA reach its goal of raising $180,000 for emergency utility assistance. Donate to Walk for Warmth now by visiting www.olhsa.org/walk4warmth for more information.