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Walk for Warmth helps local families

February 20, 2019

About 15 community members joined together Saturday morning to participate in the 26th annual Walk for Warmth, an approximately two-mile walk to raise funds to help low-income Mason County residents pay their heating bills.

The participants met at Community Church in Ludington to walk a few blocks in the city during about 25-degree weather and to raise awareness about the cause.

Each year Walk for Warmth is run by the nonprofit community action agency FiveCAP, Inc., which serves Mason, Lake, Manistee and Newaygo counties. The organization provides emergency utility assistance, food and other programs to individuals and families in need.

Lisa O’Brien, a FiveCAP community service worker who planned this year’s event, said a Walk for Warmth was also held Saturday in other counties, but donations always stay local.

“All the money raised here today will go to Mason County residents,” O’Brien explained. “(For) each county that FiveCAP has, when they do their Walk for Warmth, all the money raised in that county stays in that county … And (of the) 100 percent raised, 100 percent goes to help the community. There’s no administrative costs involved on our end of it.”

To read the full story, check out the print or E-edition of Tuesday’s Ludington Daily News.