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The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW)

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Saunteel Jenkins
Main Address:
535 Griswold St.
Suite 200
Detroit, MI 48226

What We Do

The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW), an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, stabilizes and empowers Michigan families, keeping them healthy, safe, and warm. Since its inception in 1985, THAW has distributed over $250 million in assistance to 300,000 Michigan households.

THAW provides energy efficiency education to empower families with tools that save energy and money.

THAW serves all 83 counties in Michigan and provides assistance for gas, electricity, water, and deliverable fuels such as propane and wood. By keeping people safe and warm in their homes, THAW helps avoid community problems such as homelessness. Children are able to attend school and do their homework without disruption. Fires, illness, and even death are prevented by avoiding the use of dangerous sources of energy.

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Interesting Info

Since 1985, THAW has served over 300,000 households.
Over 70% of Michigan families served by THAW have a child, senior, or veteran in the household. More than 50% of families are working households.
Every Michigan family deserves to be healthy, safe, and warm.

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Volunteer Opportunities

13th Annual Night of Warm Hearts Gala
Friday, November 4th, 2022
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WWJ Winter Survival Radiotohon
Repeats every day until Fri Feb 03 2023.
Monday, December 5th, 2022
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