The face of homelessness is not just people on the streets, but it's often people and families struggling to make ends meet.
Hundreds gathered in downtown Anchorage for the 3rd Annual "Walk for Warmth" fundraiser.
More than 200 volunteers bundled up to raise funds to raise awareness and critical funds to help struggling Anchorage families stay housed and warm.
The event took place Saturday morning at the Delaney Park Strip, which was coordinated by a partnership between The United Way and Lutheran Social Services.
The event raised more than $30,000 to help those who are having trouble meeting the costs of heating their homes.
Meghan Clemens, Program Manager for the event, said that losing the ability to pay utility bills can be a bigger problem than some think.
"Once your utility is shut off, there can be a steep reconnect fee that can just be digging the hole deeper for families that are already struggling to make ends meet," Clemens said.
Although the event is only once a year, contributions can be made year round through The United Way's website.Contact Nancy