Share the Warmth

Every winter, many Vermonters face the possibility of having cold homes because they cannot pay their fuel or utility bills. The WARMTH Support Program, using funds donated by concerned Vermonters, will be an important resource for them.

All funds are collected by the utilities and fuel suppliers and are given to the participating Community Action Agencies. The agencies, in turn, provide counseling and referral services and administer WARMTH funds, making sure that every dollar contributed by customers goes directly to a Vermonter in need.

WARMTH funds are available for emergency situations – that is they are used when a household has exhausted its supply of fuel or faces disconnection of utility services. Funds are available only when an individual has not been able to find sufficient help through other channels.

Resources

Contributions

Since its 1986 inception, WARMTH has been making a difference. During the first 24 years, nearly $2,824,700 has been raised through customer and utility donations. Almost all of the money has been distributed to about 50,000 families and individuals facing heating emergencies in the middle of Vermont's cold winter. An additional 39,000 households received essential information and counseling that helped them avoid heating crises. WARMTH's success in helping those in need has been matched by program growth. From its beginning with one Community Action Agency and three utilities in 1986, WARMTH now has 8 utilities, one fuel supplier and all five Community Action Agencies for the upcoming heating season.

To make a contribution or for more information please contact:
WARMTH Support Program
c/o CVOEO
P.O. Box 1603
Burlington, VT 05402
802-863-6248

WARMTH Partners

Community Action Offices:
Addison / CVOEO
1-800-639-2318 or 802-388-2285

Bennington / BROC
1-800-717-BROC or 802-447-7515

Central Vermont / CVCAC
1-800-639-1053 or 802-479-1053

Chittenden / CVOEO
802-863-6248

Franklin / Grand Isle / CVOEO
1-800-300-7392 or 802-527-7392

Northeast Kingdom / NEKCA
1-800-639-4065 or 802-748-8997

Rutland / BROC
1-800-717-BROC or 802-775-0878

Southeast Vermont / SEVCA
1-800-464-9951 or 802-722-4575

Utillities / Fuel Dealers: Burlington Electric Department
802-658-0300

Vermont Electric Cooperative
1-800-832-2667

Green Mountain Power
802-864-5731 or your local district office

Hardwick Electric Department
802-472-5201

Lyndonville Electric Department
802-626-3366

Northfield Electric Department
802-485-5411

Energy Co-Op of Vermont
802-864-1818

Vermont Gas Systems
802-863-4511

Washington Electric Co-op
1-800-932-5245 or 802-223-5245

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