Day of Warmth aimed at helping those who can’t afford heat

Day of Warmth aimed at helping those who can’t afford heat

A Madison-area fundraising effort is aimed at helping those who can’t afford to pay their heating bills this winter or air conditioning bills in the summer.

The Day of Warmth is Monday, but donations can be made anytime. Energy Service Inc. and the Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund are hoping to raise money to help the estimated 267,000 low-income households who face a life-threatening energy-related crisis. Many of the households that need help include the elderly, disabled and working families with young children.

“During 2017 more than 5,000 young working families, elderly, disabled and especially struggling veterans, who often face the difficult choice between eating or heating, will be able to stay safely in their homes because of the generosity of their neighbors,” said KWW/CF chief spokesperson Tim Breuer. “To maximize our KWW/CF contributions, over 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to those most in need.”

Donations can be made here.

This past heating season alone, ESI provided more than 70,000 households with energy-related assistance, grants and services.

WISC-TV is supporting the fundraising effort.