From Monday December 1, 2014 – Friday January 9, 2014 students in all Londonderry Schools are encouraged to contribute one dollar to support Londonderry’s Fuel Assistance Program “Warm Homes”. With 4,400 students enrolled district-wide the goal is to raise at least $4,000 to support the program.
At the high school students will be asked to consider a donation in the amount of what they spend daily for “luxuries” such as a medium iced coffee, an energy drink, or pack of gum.
Warm Homes is a division of Londonderry Comforts, a local organization dedicated to help Londonderry families in crisis. Warm Homes provides limited fuel assistance to residents. The Warm Homes Program wants to help as many Londonderry residents as possible. This program is just a small way the community can help the elderly, a family that suffers an illness, a professional who has lost their job, or a single mom or dad that needs a little extra help. In recent years Warm Homes has been able to lend a hand to 85 families annually. The past success of “Dollar Days” has played an important role in supporting their mission.
Recipients are entitled to a one-time delivery of 100 gallons of heating fuel – oil, gas or the equivalent dollar amount towards electric heat or wood. This year working hand in hand with the Town of Londonderry, Warm Homes will fall under the leadership of Community Health Services (CHS). CHS is an innovative partnership of non-profit and for-profit entities that have come together with the shared goal of connecting people with the most appropriate resource available to them in order to meet their needs, CHS is a program funded entirely through grants and donations. No other program in the Greater Derry region provides the range of opportunities to connect with resources and services that CHS does. All donations to Warm Homes will be used in Londonderry only.
Donations of any amount will gladly be accepted – no amount is too small. Checks may be made out to Warm Homes and brought to school during Dollar Days. Anyone interested in making a contribution may send donations to Warm Homes P.O. Box 329, Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053. Warm Homes is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.