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Care & Comfort and Our Wilton Team Donate to the WMCA Heating Assistance Program
Posted by Care & Comfort on 02/05/2018.
Care & Comfort''s COO Mike Stair and members of our Wilton team recently presented a check to Judy Frost representing the Western Maine Community Action for their Heating Assistance Program.
The WMCA, whose mission is to advocate for, strengthen, and coordinate all private, local, state, and federal resources that will assist in promoting the self-sufficiency of people, is dedicated to the principle that poverty should not be a permanent condition of a person''s life. The majority of their services are designed to assist low to moderate-income people in Franklin, Androscoggin, and Oxford counties. Programs and services include nutrition, homeownership, heating and energy assistance, education and training, employment and volunteerism.
The need for heating assistance in Maine has increased significantly this year as it has been an exceptionally cold winter, and costs to heat homes have risen considerably since last year.
“The WMCA’ heating assistance program provides hundreds of families in our area with financial help to heat their homes each year,” said Mike. “That number includes many who are the most vulnerable members of our community including the elderly, children and individuals living with a disability who should never have to choose between being hungry or being warm. For 27 years our agency and employees have worked together tirelessly to help our neighbors. Our staff''s choice of the WMCA as the Jean Fund recipient could not have been more timely or needed considering the winter we are having.”
For more information about the WMCA's programs and services
visit wmca.org or call 207-645-3764 or 1-800-645-9636