The ground is not white, there are no ice cycles hanging from the eves of the house and the big guy with the sleigh hasn’t pulled onto the roof yet. Even so, winter is here in Oregon. May low-income families around the state are already asking for help with their heating. I talked with a person in need just the other day and they said they had just had their electricity shut off and had no way of heating their home. Another caller to us said that if she didn’t receive a little bit of help in the next few days that she would also see her heat cut off. The need is great and the dollars to help are not enough to cover everyone.
Oregon HEAT partners with 31 different agencies and three utility company’s around Oregon. If you listen to their representatives, you’ll hear a repetitive theme; we are overwhelmed with the amount of requests for energy assistance.
Global giving donors always step up to the plate to help their neighbors in need. To date, you have reached out to Oregon HEAT with more than $5,000 to help low-income Oregonians with energy assistance. It takes on average $300 to help one family stay warm during the winter. So as we are looking for the white stuff on the ground or seeing ice cycles on the gutters or if your believe – the Big Red Suited Jolly guy will land on your roof soon, take the time to donate today to help the many thousands of families across Oregon that just need a little help to keep their home warm this winter. Donate today.
I wish all of you, Happy Holiday and A Wonderful NEW YEAR!!!!
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