The "Good Neighbor Fund" is now open for applicants who need help paying their fuel bills.
Monday, January 14
Editor's Note: the following release was provided by the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army, the administrator of the 2012–2013 Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund, announces that the fund is now open to all qualified candidates. The fund has been available to households on an emergency basis since Dec. 3. A cooperative effort between the state's energy companies, their customers and The Salvation Army, the Good Neighbor Energy Fund helps families in temporary crisis who do not qualify for federal or state assistance with the payment of their energy expenses. The Fund’s 28th annual “Give The Gift of Warmth” campaign's goal is to raise $650,000 and help more than 2,000 families. “With the recent colder temperatures in mind, the timing…
The longstanding holiday tradition of "kettle ringing" carries on.
Much of the holidays become about giving gifts, eating feasts and generally enjoying all you have. But people like Woburn resident Robin Longendyke and Major Jim LaBossiere of the Salvation Army remind us that the most important part of the holidays is to be grateful for our blessings and more importantly, to give what we can for those that are not so fortunate. It's this kind of communal engagement that has made the Salvation Army so popular during its century and a half tenure as one of America's largest benefactors to those in need. Field Representative Longendyke said the Salvation Army is very visible this holiday season in Woburn and Burlington and beyond. "This is our most visible fund raiser," she said. "Once a year we bring the …