We are in a lull in our Warm Thy Neighbor Program activity, after a heating season we thought might never end. WTN is a community home heating assistance program which is part of our homeless prevention program. Since we assumed management of the program in October of 2010, essential heating assistance has been provided to 184 households comprised of 277 people.
As Mainers know, the loss of heating fuel can result in permanent damage to pipes throughout a home rendering it unlivable. Additionally, many of our elderly folks try to wait out the cold and suffer terrible consequences to their health. That makes Warm Thy Neighbor an essential factor in homelessness prevention.
Sallie Smith, founder of the program established the program five years ago in response to the growing number of at risk familes in need of assistance to keep their homes warm.
The program is made possible by generous donors, corporations, towns and service groups. We are profoundly grateful to all who provide support either by cash donations or in-kind from fuel providers.
To make a donation, contact our Martha Sterling-Golden in Development at 729-1161 x101.
If you are a family or individual in need of assistance contact our WTN program coordinator, Tina Sanders, at 729-1161 x112 for eligibility.