Those in Windham and Windsor Counties struggling to find a way to heat their homes this winter once again have somewhere to turn as SEVCA’s Crisis Fuel Program officially kicked off Monday. The Southeastern Vermont Community Action is in its 50th year helping citizens cope with poverty, and has garnered huge support at the state and federal level for the success of its Crisis Fuel Program.
In order to qualify for assistance, households must have had extenuating circumstances that led to the heating emergency, and income at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Despite its success, SEVCA has reported promising numbers on the program’s use, as the number of assists dropped 27 percent last winter from what the non-profit organization handed out in 2013.
Those interested in donating to SEVCA’s “Share the Warmth” fund can do so by visiting their website and anyone looking to apply for assistance is encouraged to call (800)-464-9951.