Long Island's Emergency Fuel Fund
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 means they have room in their budgets to cover essentials like food or medication.
Project Warmth will open on December 4, 2017 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 intake site.
Help Support Project Warmth
Many working families on Long Island are not earning enough money to maintain self-sufficiency and seniors on fixed incomes are having a hard time making ends meet. If a crisis strikes any of these households, they may be forced into making financial compromises and trade-offs that could be detrimental or even life-threatening.
Your support of Project Warmth will make a powerful statement that home energy is a basic human need and is equal to other essentials such as food, water, prescription medication, shelter and clothing. You can make a contribution to Project Warmth by going to www.unitedwayli.org/ProjectWarmth. Donations may also be mailed to Project Warmth at 819 Grand Boulevard, Deer Park, NY 11729.