FOX 66 News at Ten
The Mid-Michigan Community Action hosted Walk for Warmth events this past Saturday in Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Mecosta, Midland and Osceola counties.
Between the six events, 325 walkers braved the cold to raise funds that will help keep their neighbors warm through emergency utility assistance. The amount collected at the Walk events totals $28,667, but with sponsorship dollars, in-kind and prior fundraising efforts included, the total amount raised stands at $63,329.
Donations are still being accepted as Mid-Michigan Community Action strives to reach its goal of raising $100,000 for the cause.
Walkers donation totals for each event are listed below. Venues for each walk are in parenthesis. Every dollar raised goes right into the community, with each county's funds helping keep the heat on in homes across that specific county.
- Bay County: $8,873 (Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bay City)
- Clare County: $7,566(Clare Primary School)
- Gladwin County: $9,250 (Beaverton Elementary School)
- Mecosta County: $2,034 (Big Rapids Middle School)
- Midland County: $13,596 (Trinity Lutheran Church, Midland)
- Osceola County: $3,350 (Reed City High School)
Highlights from Walk for Warmth include a proclamation issued by Bay City Mayor Christopher Shannon, designating Saturday, February 23, 2013 as Walk for Warmth Day to honor Mid-Michigan's efforts in improving the lives of Great Lakes Bay Region residents.
In Gladwin County Beaverton Mayor Nile Frei kicked off the event by giving opening remarks. And across all six events Consumers Energy showed great support by bringing a total of 55 walkers, including staff and family members.
Special thanks go out to Gold Sponsors Chemical Bank, DTE Energy and Trivalent Group and all of the Walk for Warmth sponsors who helped make the events a success. To donate to Mid Michigan's Walk for Warmth, view sponsors and find more information please visit www.mmcaa.org/W4W.
Copyright 2013 WNEM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Wednesday, February 27 2013, 08:53 AM EST
National News Headlines
|Attorneys meet to discuss Jodi Arias case|
|Jodi Arias returns to court Thursday for the first time since the penalty phase of her case ended in mistrial last month as lawyers discuss plans for a new trial to decide the punishment for the convicted murderer.|
|Homes evacuated as wildfire flares near Denver|
|Dozens of homes were evacuated near Denver as a wind-driven wildfire flared, one of many in the western states where hot and windy conditions were making it easy for the wild land blazes to start and spread.|
|Zimmerman jurors reveal personal details|
|One potential juror in George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial belongs to the National Rifle Association.|
|Conservatives conference highlights murky tax laws|
|It was called the "Road to Majority" conference, a not-so-subtle reference to winning control of Capitol Hill in the 2014 midterm elections.|
|Kansas caverns could preserve human race, developer says|
A California developer says an underground shelter he's creating in a vast limestone cave in eastern Kansas could be the human race's best chance to survive a nuclear attack or the impact of a wayward meteor.
|Developer: Kan. caverns could preserve human race|
|A California developer says an underground shelter he's creating in a vast limestone cave in eastern Kansas could be the human race's best chance to survive a nuclear attack or the impact of a wayward meteor.|
|Bulger trial: The hit man of Country Club Lane|
|Some neighbors of a former mob hit man were shocked to learn about his past during his testimony against James "Whitey" Bulger this week.|
|Victims' relatives to testify in Bulger trial|
|After hearing three days of testimony from a hit man who admitted killing 20 people, jurors in the racketeering trial of James "Whitey" Bulger will soon get to hear from the families of some of those victims.|
|Police: Disabled Pa. man who died suffered neglect|
|A 32-year-old Pennsylvania man with Down syndrome was so severely neglected by his family that his body was covered in scabies and he weighed just 69 pounds when he died, police said in charging his mother and two sisters with murder.|
|San Francisco's 'landlords from hell' plead guilty to felonies|
A couple that prosecutors dubbed the "landlords from hell" for going to scary lengths to drive tenants from a San Francisco apartment building — including cutting holes in one tenant's floor with a power saw while he was still inside — have pleaded guilty to several felonies.