Pat Wrice

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Operation Fuel Works To Provide Heat To Those Without The Resources To Pay

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.


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Conn. Group Urges Utility Customers To Help Those At Risk Of Losing Power

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.


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Conn. Home Heating Oil Relief Group Halts Applications Amid High Demand

Home heating oil prices have never been so high, according to Pat Wrice, executive director of the group Operation Fuel.


Heating oil is delivered in Boston, MA - Oct 19, 2007 - Photo: Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Helping Struggling Families Is Easy In CT

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.