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Tips to Prevent Summer Emergencies

Sunshine and warm weather provide plenty of opportunity to get outside and be active. Don’t let an emergency get in the way of your summertime fun. Here are five tips to keep your family safe this summer. Window Safety. Opening up windows and letting in a cool breeze is a welcome change in spring but […]

5 Ways to Keep Cool & Save Money This Summer

Most people think about weatherizing their home when the weather gets cold. But what about when it gets hot? Weatherization can keep hot air out, trap cool air in and lower your energy costs in the summer months, too! Here are five tips to keep your home cooler and your bills lower this summer: Dehumidify. […]

5 Ways to Save Some Dough on your Food Bill

Households in the U.S. reported spending about 12% of total income on food in 2015. That’s nearly $600/month spent on groceries and eating out. For the many Americans who live paycheck-to-paycheck, saving on their monthly grocery bill could make a big difference.  The extra cash could be used to start an emergency fund or pay […]

Creating a Community That Cares

Each year, ACSET Community Action holds it Walk for Warmth to raise funds for emergency heating assistance for low-income families in Kent County. And each year, students at Sibley Elementary participate in activities to support the walk and help their neighbors in need. For more than 10 years, second graders engaged in the social studies […]

Call 2-1-1 for Help with Basic Needs

There is one resource that connects residents to more than 2,900 services in Kent County. The Heart of West Michigan United Way’s 2-1-1 database is the first place families should go in their time of need. Information can be easily accessed by calling 2-1-1 anywhere in Kent County, emailing HWReferral@incontactemail.com or online at: http://www.referweb.net/hwmi/. They […]

 

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