The housing market is continuing its recovery, although somewhat on the slow side, but can you believe in Branch County you can buy a house for a buck? It starts next week, ok...it’s not THAT kind of house we’re talking about.
However, you can help someone stay in their home and make sure it’s cozy in these cold times buy purchasing a paper house for a dollar at McDonald’s restaurants in Bronson, Coldwater and Quincy to raise money for Community Action’s annual Walk for Warmth fundraiser.
Beginning next Thursday, after making your one dollar donation, you can then sign your name on the paper house which will be displayed in the restaurant. Proceeds collected will be used to help low-to-moderate income individuals and families stay warm this winter, through Community Action’s utility bill assistance program.
CA says “Share Some Silver For The Silver,” referring to the Walk for Warmth’s 25th anniversary with this year’s event coming up on Saturday, February 27th. . Community Action says individuals and families in our communities are facing difficulties just keeping their utilities on and a roof over their heads.
The pledged-based walk will be held at six locations throughout Barry, Branch, Calhoun, and St. Joseph Counties and starts with registration at 9:00am with the
Branch County locations at Heritage Park in Coldwater and at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Union City. For Walk for Warmth information and pledge sheets, please call the Community Action office at 279-9325 or visit their website at www.caascm.org/walkforwarmth.htm.