Warmth

“Thank you, thank you, thank you.  You do not know how much it meant to me to be able to talk to someone who was so kind and understanding.  Since my husband passed it has been difficult to cover all the bills, and I am so grateful for your help”

- 79 year old client

Warmth funds are available only in emergency situations; that is, when the household has exhausted their supply of fuel or faces disconnection of utility services. Each household is entitled to three assists during the heating season, and up to $75 for each time they receive fuel assistance. Community Action makes a payment directly to the fuel dealer or utility, often as part of a repayment agreement. The household is then responsible for the remainder of the payments.

Since its inception in 1986, WARMTH has assisted approximately 80,000 families facing heating emergencies in the middle of Vermont’s cold winter. An additional 43,000 households have received essential information and counseling to help them avoid heating crises.

Thank you to the concerned Vermonters whose generous donations makes this program possible, as well as the following participating utilities: Burlington Electric, Vermont Electric Co-operative, Green Mountain Power, Hardwick Electric Department, Lyndonville Electric Dept., Northfield Electric Dept., Energy Co-Op of Vermont, Vermont Gas, and Washington Electric Co-Op. In its 26-year history, utility customers with funds matched by utility companies, have provided more than $3,240,000 for this vital program.

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CVOEO addresses fundamental issues of economic, social, and racial justice and works with people to achieve economic independence.

Serving 10,000 households annually,
impacting the lives of over 20,000 individuals