Today’s economy continues to create increasing hardships for low-income households, seniors and persons with disabilities. In severe cases, families and individuals have difficulty paying their utility bills to heat their homes in winter or cool their homes in the summer. The Heat the Streets Run and Walk for Warmth raises funds and awareness for metro Omaha area Energy Assistance programs to help during extreme weather conditions and times of crisis.
YOU CAN HELP
• Participate in the 2014 Heat the Streets Run and Walk for Warmth, Saturday, March 1st at Midtown Crossing. This is a 5-K timed Run through Omaha’s historic Midtown and Field Club neighborhoods, and the 1-Mile Walk around Turner Park. Award Ceremony immediately following at Marcus Midtown Cinema with prizes from Omaha Steaks.
• Register online at www.heatthestreetsomaha.org for the Walk or Run. The $25 per person Walk and the $35 per person Run entry fees are a tax-deductible donation. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
• Check in will start at 7:00 a.m. with the Run at 9:00 a.m. The Walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Everyone will receive an event stocking cap.
• If you don’t plan to walk or run and would like to give, visit HeartlandWalkforWarmth.org and click the Donate button.
• Dine at the restaurants of Midtown Crossing, February 16 to March 2 to Feed the Need. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Energy Assistance programs supported by Heat the Streets Run and Walk for Warmth. Details at www.midtowncrossing.com