As the saying goes, "no one should have to choose between being warm in their home and purchasing food or medicine." Although the recent government shut down was relatively short lived, it created a backlog of applications for those needing fuel assistance.
North Shore Community Action Programs (NSCAP), the organization that administers the program for Peabody, Beverly, Salem and Danvers, plus 22 other North Shore communities, is concerned that not everyone will be able to get their application certified, and funding in place, before the really cold temperatures arrive.
Friends of NSCAP, comprised of elected officials from these communities, are seeking donations for an Emergency Fuel Fund, to help families receive emergency oil deliveries or keep gas on while their applications are being processed.
A tax deductible donation to NSCAP, in any amount, can make a difference. Checks can be mailed to NSCAP, 98 Main Street, Peabody, MA 01960 with the notation "Emergency Fuel Fund" in the memo line or on line at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1443517
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