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Week of Warmth to help families stay warm this winter

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DTE Energy and The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) have partnered to present the Week of Warmth celebration in an effort to support the raising and distribution of $1 million in energy assistance to vulnerable Michigan families.

The fourth annual Week of Warmth is a series of events that combines fundraising, energy education, uplifting community gatherings and convenient access to assistance resources. Difficult economic conditions continue to impact many Michigan families, making payment of their utility bills a challenge. DTE and THAW are collaborating with state lawmakers, local business and community leaders to help address these families in need.

This year, the Week of Warmth includes:

Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Day
Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Bagley Neighborhood
Bailey Cathedral Church of God in Christ
7045 Curtis St., Detroit
Location for Kickoff/Media Event at 7:30 a.m.

Hallelujah for Heat Gospel Concert
Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ
19190 Schaefer Hwy., Detroit
Saturday, Nov. 9, 7 - 10 p.m. (VIP Reception begins at 6)

Warmth with Wings
Joe Louis Arena - Fundraiser during game
Saturday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.

THAW's Night of Warm Hearts fundraiser
The Fillmore Detroit
2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Thursday, Nov. 14, 6 - 10:30 p.m.
Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at www.weekofwarmth.org or www.thawfund.org.

Customer Assistance Day
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Detroit, Garden City and Muskegon
Various "in-home" locations

In addition to the fundraisers that follow the N.E.E.D. event, donations can be made by visiting www.thawfund.org or www.weekofwarmth.org.

Every dollar raised during the Week of Warmth will be distributed to Michigan residents who are struggling to pay their energy bills. Human services, wellness, credit and housing agencies will join DTE and THAW in providing much needed assistance.

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