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Project Warmth Helps Keep Out the Cold

December 19, 2017 11:32 AM

If you know anyone in the tennis community who is literally choosing between heating their home or feeding their family - Project Warmth from United Way of Long Island can help. 

Currently, one out of three households on Long Island don't earn enough to make ends meet or heat their homes during the bitter winter months. Project Warmth’s Emergency Fuel Fund can make a significant difference for families in our region. As Long Island’s only non-government, island-wide emergency fuel fund, Project Warmth is a safety net for individuals and families who are unable to pay their heating bill. This program provides one-time grants to provide payments to oil and utility companies on behalf of eligible residents facing heating emergencies.For the hundreds of families we help each year, assistance with an oil delivery or utility arrears meansthey have room in their budgets to cover essentials like food or medication.

Need assistance?

Project Warmth will open on December 4, and will remain open until all funds are exhausted. If you or someone you know needs emergency heating assistance, call United Way’s 2-1-1 Long Island Information and Referral center by dialing 2-1-1 (or 1-888-774-7633) 7 days a week 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. A call specialist will refer you to a local application site. Visit the online database at www.211longisland.org, keyword “Project Warmth."