A HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT – LIHEAP there when single mom needed it most

Thank you Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC) for notifying me of your upcoming fuel assistance (LIHEAP) deadline, but I am happy to inform your agency that I will no longer be needing fuel assistance. I do want to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your past assistance. As the mother of two young boys, working part-time trying to make ends meet, your program was essential. I don’t mean it was “nice” that you paid part of my electric bill, I mean we would have gone without heat if it wasn’t for the help of your organization.
I had to work part-time so that I could get my sons on and off the school bus each day. I could not afford day-care (they made more than I did). I became the master of the $5.00 meal (yes for all three of us). Those were hard times, but not unhappy times. Your organization helped make sure that we were warm and safe (frozen pipes are not only costly, but dangerous).
My boys and I are now in a better situation. I have a good paying full time job and my boys are almost on their own too. When you hear that “It takes a community to raise a child” that includes programs like LIHEAP. Thank you so much for being there when we needed assistance. I am sure that my family is not the only one that feels this sense of gratitude. Keep up the amazing work.
With much appreciation, yours truly,
Carol L. – Douglas, MA

For more information about fuel assistance and WCAC, please visit their website.