GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Kent County Communication Action is working to keep the heat running in hundreds of homes.

The organization along with families across the county participated in the Walk for Warmth, a mile-long walk, Saturday morning. The event returned after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The group who attended the walk raised awareness and money for the heating fuel assistance program. It helps low-income families who are struggling to make payments.

“The pandemic, the increased prices in food, utility costs, rent and basic needs are up. It really means a lot to come in and help support these households, these families and individuals,” Gustavo Perez, director of the Kent County Communication Action, said.

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