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Project Warmth

December 7, 2018 11:03 AM

There are hundreds of tennis coaches on Long Island and many of them – through no fault of their own --may financially have a hard time making ends meet.  Project Warmth can help them.  This year, through private contributions, United Way of Long Island is providing up to $800 in utility expenses to qualifying individuals with an oil delivery, gas payment, electric etc.  Project Warmth opens December 3, 2018 and will remain open until funds are exhausted. If someone you know in the tennis industry needs emergency heating assistance, call United Way’s 2-1-1 Long Island Information and Referral call center by dialing 2-1-1 (or 1-888-774-7633) 7 days a week, 9:00am-5:00pm, for referrals to an intake site.  We have helped many tennis professionals in the past - some with young families – some who are past retirement age and still teaching and finding it difficult to keep up with the day to day expenses on a fixed income.

Project Warmth is a United Way of Long Island emergency assistance program to help families and individuals with energy emergencies.  It provides one-time assistance for fuel and fuel related electricity.  The program period is scheduled to open December 2018 and will be available until funds are exhausted.  A customer may use a Project Warmth heating grant to pay for any fuel source: oil, gas or electric, propane, kerosene, coal, wood and an electric bill if electricity is needed to operate the heating source. Click here for a fact sheet with more details on Project Warmth. Click here for a flyer on Project Warmth.