National Grid Foundation recently made a gift of $125,000 to support Project Warmth, United Way of Long Island's Emergency Fuel Fund. An initiative of UWLI, Project Warmth enables residents who are facing heating and utilities emergencies to keep a warm and healthy home throughout this especially cold season.
In 2014 Project Warmth, with support from National Grid Foundation, provided heat to nearly 1,200 homes. This winter, as temperatures plummet to single digits, the ever-growing need for funding Project Warmth continues to increase, indicating the support of organizations like National Grid Foundation is more vital than ever.
“As we work towards a more strategic approach to helping families on Long Island we are gaining a better understanding of the landscape of need across the region,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of the United Way of Long Island. The non-profit, and for-profit sectors have begun to approach their efforts to help our communities differently, and more strategically by collaborating and working towards addressing the challenges of economic development here on Long Island.”
Since 1999, National Grid Foundation has provided $1.4 million in fuel neutral funding to support the program. Since 1999, National Grid Foundation has provided $1.4 Million in funding to support the program. "As one of the longest standing partnerships of the National Grid Foundation, United Way and thousands of generous people across Long Island have helped to make Project Warmth one of the most successful and important programs of its kind. Its enduring impact for our neighbors is both meaningful to the communities we serve, and critical for those in need of assistance," said Robert G. Keller, President, National Grid Foundation.”
If you or someone you know needs emergency heating assistance, call United Way’s 2-1-1 Long Island Information and Referral center by dialing 2-1-1 (or 1-888-774-7633) Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Visit the online database at www.211longisland.org, keyword “Project Warmth”.