Chilly autumn weather will soon turn to below-freezing. In Connecticut, one organization is urging residents to check off the “Add a Dollar” program on their monthly fuel bills.
Patricia Wrice, the executive director of Operation Fuel, said residents can pitch in by adding $1 or more to when paying electric bills. That money, she said, goes directly to those who need it.
Home heating oil prices have never been so high, according to Pat Wrice, executive director of the group Operation Fuel.
The need for fuel assistance in Connecticut is growing while state and federal money for the program is drying up.
Despite temperatures lingering in the 90s, concerns over the coming winter are surfacing.
An organization that helps people in Connecticut stay warm in the winter can’t do it any more.
This year, the number of people here in Connecticut who must choose between paying rent, buying food, or paying for home heating oil is growing.
Certain struggling families in Connecticut might not be eligible for state assistance in meeting their heating bills, but there is a way to help them.