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heating assistance http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1246/all en Fuel assistance demand is on the rise http://www.addisonindependent.com/201210fuel-assistance-demand-rise <p> Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said, &ldquo;How can you expect a man who&rsquo;s warm to understand one who&rsquo;s cold?&rdquo; We don&rsquo;t have that problem in Vermont. There is not one of us who doesn&rsquo;t understand the cold and the wonderful feeling of entering a warm space after being chilled. What if that space is your home and that space is continually cold and about to get colder? Then add to that scenario that you are elderly, disabled or a single mom with children.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13859">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201210fuel-assistance-demand-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont CVOEO fuel assistance heating assistance Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:30:29 +0000 Addison Independent 13859 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Kids help neighbors heat their homes http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202kids-help-needy-heat-their-homes <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10790" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201202kids-help-needy-heat-their-homes"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/woodpelletkids4688.thumbnail.jpg" alt="woodpelletkids4688.jpg" title="woodpelletkids4688.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERMONT SUSTAINABLE HEATING Initiative (VSHI) student volunteers Aidan Collins, left, Daniel Thompson, Megan Morse, Garth Wilson, Houston Cote and Dylan Thygesen hold wood pellets that the organization gives to low-income families. VSHI, founded by Mount Abraham Union High School teacher Tom Tailer, also donates and installs wood pellet stoves. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; When winter rolls into the Green Mountains, many Vermonters gear up for a season of fun. But while some look forward to the colder months, others, like Starksboro&rsquo;s April Parent, see only struggle on the horizon.</p> <p> &ldquo;Before winter even comes, in August or September, we start worrying about making it,&rdquo; said Parent. &ldquo;What are the heating bills going to run? What are the electric bills going to run? It&rsquo;s really a struggle every year.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10791">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202kids-help-needy-heat-their-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Bristol Monkton heating assistance Mount Abe Vermont Sustainable Heating Initiative Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:00:05 +0000 Andrew Stein 10791 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Local programs fill void in federal heating assistance http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202local-programs-fill-void-federal-heating-assistance <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10697" style="width: 153px;"><a href="/201202local-programs-fill-void-federal-heating-assistance"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/hopewoodpile4636.thumbnail.jpg" alt="hopewoodpile4636.jpg" title="hopewoodpile4636.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="153" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JEANNE MONTROSS, EXECUTIVE director of Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects, sits on a pile of firewood that HOPE maintains to assist those in need of heating aid during the cold winter months. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) is doing its best to keep Vermonters warm this winter. But with slashes to federal funding, greater operating expenses and increased demand for fuel assistance, the administer of the federal Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is looking for help.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10672">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202local-programs-fill-void-federal-heating-assistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County heating assistance Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:00:07 +0000 Andrew Stein 10672 at http://www.addisonindependent.com