There’s some shameless horn-blowing going on here at MK.

In the first 6 months of 2012, we referred more than 411,000 folks to local, vetted, best-in-class resources–from all 50 states and D.C.

That’s up 75% over the 235,000 referrals we made over the same period last year.

Thanks to global warming or just downright crazy weather, utility assistance (heating/cooling payment help) is most requested category for assistance. Rounding our the top 5 are food assistance, employment services, housing counseling, and affordable housing options.

Our friends at did a great job covering this story. Thanks, gang.

What slows down and stops the horn-blowing is knowing that millions of homeowners from all walks and all 50 states are trying to stay in their homes, or trying to exit them gracefully. And so the work continues.