ALPENA, Mich — Winter temperatures are here to stay, but staying warm can be a challenge for people across Michigan. Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency is doing something to help families who need assistance.
NEMCSA, along with WCMU Public Radio, Isabella Bank and Consumers Energy is tackling the Warm Hearts, Warm Homes campaign. Money pledged by WCMU listeners will be distributed to NEMCSA, and matched dollar for dollar by Consumers and Isabella Bank. Communication specialist, Fran Whitney, says lack of resources for heating is a bigger problem than people may realize.
“I think that sometimes people don’t understand that there are many families out there that do not heat in their homes. Either they’re living in homes that are meant to be just three seasons and not meant to house people through the winter, therefore, they don’t good insulation of great windows or things like that, or they lose the heat. Or in addition to that, I’ve seen before, people that have used their ovens to heat their homes.”
The last day for the campaign is today, but you have time to contact WCMU if you would like your donation matched. If you can’t donate today, NEMCSA is always accepting donations on their website and Facebook page to assist families who need help.
If you’d like more info on how you can contribute, visit nemcsa.org.