On Wednesday morning, February 15, 2012 the Westport Woman’s Club organized a meeting at Westport Town Hall to kick off the next fundraising goal for the Westport Warm Up Fund. Members of the Woman’s Club sent out a mailing of over 600 letters to the Westport businesses community in support of the Warm Up Fund. This fund helps qualified Westport residents stay warm in their homes during the winter season. The Warm Up Fund supports additional heating assistance after a resident’s state energy award is exhausted. Although it has been a mild winter the Department of Human Services reports that 246 Westport households have applied for heating assistance.
Last year Westport residents benefited with over $57,000 in Warm Up funds thanks to generous community donations and the United Way support to the Westport Warm Up Fund.