Singing to support the homeless

 A benefit concert was held Nov. 16 at Meyer Theater to help raise money for Homeless Awareness Week.

The event was sponsored by MCCC’s Student Government. Instead of charging admission, to get into the concert patrons had to donate a blanket.

Lorrie Mayzlin, a Student Government member, chaired the event.

“The concert is meant to help the homeless. It’s a good cause,” Mayzlin said.

The bands that played at the event were Wood Song and Unknown Legend.

The 20th annual Walk for Warmth was held on Sunday Nov. 14th in downtown Monroe, kicking off homeless awareness week.

This voluntary fundraiser raised money to assist county residents with utility emergencies in the winter months, through pledging. Those who wished to contribute to the cause but could not walk could buy raffle tickets.

The walk started and ended at Loranger Square in downtown Monroe, and the route was marked by blue arrows up residential streets and down Monroe Street, then back to the square.

Anyone who participated in the walk received a backsack or hot chocolate mug.

The walk was sponsored by PNC, Westwood Dental, Daly Merritt, Anthony E. Batavitch J.D., American Heating and Cooling, Garst LP = Gas, Michigan Gas Utilities, La-Z-Boy, Fuller Construction and DTE Energy.