Walking for Warmth fundraiser in Rapid City draws a crowd - KOTA Territory News

Walking for Warmth fundraiser in Rapid City draws a crowd despite the cold

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Black Hills Power brought the community together to fight the cold weather and provide some help to people trying to stay warm in their homes.

Residents of KOTA Territory went out to Main Street Square Saturday to walk 1.5 miles to raise money to help people in need of heating assistance. That includes help with electricity bills and furnace repairs.

Mutch Usera, of Black Hills Power, says the company does the event in the winter for a reason. "We wanted the cold weather to remind people how hard it is to be out there in the cold," said Usera.

And despite the cold, 330 people still came out to the event, right around the number of participants last year. "It's marvelous considering it's only like 18 degrees and snowing. What a great crowd and these people are really helping those in need," said Usera.

Donations and entry fees will be given to the Salvation Army and the Rapid City Church Response to be distributed to those who need help with heating their homes this winter.

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