Feb 25, 2011 7:30 pm
The fourth annual Heartland Walk for Warmth will take place on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 6 p.m. New this year! The Walk will be held in Turner Park at Midtown Crossing located at 31st Avenue and Farnam Streets adjacent to the exciting new Midtown Crossing development. The annual Walk, spearheaded by local utility companies Black Hills Energy, Metropolitan Utilities District and Omaha Public Power District, raises funds in support of local energy assistance programs managed by the American Red Cross Heartland Chapter and the Salvation Army.
Proceeds from the Walk will help metropolitan area seniors, persons with disabilities and others in financial need heat their homes in the coldest months of winter and cool their homes in the extreme heat of summer. More than $100,000 has been raised from the first three Walks. However, as a result of the enduring economic slowdown, the need for energy assistance continues to outpace available funds.
The Heartland Walk for Warmth has averaged 700 walkers each year and expects to attract 1,000 participants at its new location in 2011. Walkers are encouraged to register online starting January 3 at www.heartlandwalkforwarmth.org. Walkers may also register on-site the day of the Walk. A $20 non-refundable, tax-deductible entry fee is required at the time of registration.
For more information about the Heartland Walk for Warmth and how to donate to local energy assistance funds, visit www.heartlandwalkforwarmth.org.
A special thanks to our sponsors: