Lower oil prices are a great relief across the board, but let’s face it, for an elderly or disabled person living on a fixed income, money is still very tight no matter how the price of oil fluctuates. Families who are working low-wage jobs or are still looking for work also need a helping hand to see them through a tough time. We don’t want to see our neighbors making untenable choices between food for the table, medicines, or keeping warm. ‘To eat or heat?’ is a question no one should have to try to decide. The real answer is in looking out for the vulnerable in our community, helping our neighbors when they are in trouble, and sharing a little when we are blessed with plenty. Fortunately, we have a compassionate and generous community that really does look after its own.
Our long-term goal is to eventually be in a position to forward fund for fuel expenditures, but at present, we are still just trying to meet this year’s expected expense of about $25,000 for fuel and weatherization. As of December 31st, the fuel fund stood at about $5,000, quite a ways from what we expect we’ll need this year. So we’re looking toward the upcoming Rally on Saturday Feb. 6th as an opportunity to close the gap.
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