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THAW: ‘You Never Know Who You’re Helping’

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marieosborne2 Marie Osborne
Marie Osborne is an Anchor and Reporter for WWJ Newsradio 950. She...
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DETROIT (WWJ) Mary has a good job, but like so many others she had to take a pay cut last year.

“I had to take a 10 percent pay cut, so that’s changed, and I’m trying to juggle that,” she said.

Her DTE Energy bill got “out of control,” she said.

And that’s when THAW — The Heat and Warmth Fund — stepped in to help, giving her the leg up she needed to pay off  the bill and keep on the heat.

“You never know who you’re helping, it could be your  neighbor next door and whoever receives it is grateful,” Mary said.

WWJ is in the midst of a Radiothon to raise funds for THAW, which continues until 10 p.m. today, and returns 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Art Van on 14 Mile Road in Warren. Learn more and donate HERE.

In the last nine years WWJ listeners have contributed $3.5 million  in support of THAW, and helped change the lives of people in every corner of the state.

Through the years we have met some remarkable people who’ve faced enormous hardship—but were changed thanks to listeners’ generosity.

“I am so grateful, I thank the Lord for them helping me,” one recipient said.

Hundreds of volunteers have stepped forward to make the Radiothon happen and it’s helped change the lives of thousands.

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