Michigan’s Essential Workers Could Get $500 in Utility Costs Covered
While a lot of Michiganders have adjusted to working in their pajamas, there are just some jobs that cannot be done at home. Medical professionals, people in food service, public transportation drivers, and maintenance workers put their health and safety on the line every day, and although "thank yous" are certainly nice to hear, one organization is taking gratitude to the next level.
The Detroit based The Heat and Warm Fund (THAW) is a nonprofit organization that was originally set up to help Michigan's most vulnerable families keep their utilities on. THAW's CEO, Sauntell Jenkins, told a Fox affiliate, quote, "Our front-line workers are our lifeblood and are giving us every bit of their energy. We want them to know that we see them. We appreciate them. We support them." They are prepared to pay up to $500 in assistance to any essential employee's household that has an income up to 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. Interested parties can fill out an application to get help with gas, electricity, and water services.
We'll get through this together. Thank you, THAW, for stepping in to help out our essential workers.
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