What Is Warmth for Wake?

Warmth for Wake is an energy assistance program sponsored by the NC Bankers Association and Wake County Human Services, aimed at providing fuel for low-income households in Wake County during cold months. The 2013-14 season marks the program’s 36th year. Last year’s donations totaled $35,000 and more than 45 homes received free firewood. More than $1 million has been raised since the campaign’s inception. Warmth for Wake is funded entirely through voluntary contributions from individuals, groups, and companies.

Warmth for Wake officially begins Thanksgiving Day and is administered through the Office of Community Affairs at Wake County Human Services. NO ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS are taken from contributions – 100% of each donation goes directly to those in need. Visit Wake County Warmth for Wake.

Are You Eligible to Receive Assistance?

Those served must be Wake County residents. Wake County Human Services staff screen applicants. They look at all income and resources as well as expenses, and also consider emergency or special situations that may have affected available income. Income guidelines are based on current poverty levels. If interested in applying for the program, please call 919-212-7000. Visit www.wake.com to find out about other energy assistance programs.

Get Involved!

Volunteer by delivering firewood to Wake County residents in need. Review the abailable work dates and register.

Warmth for Wake also accepts the donation of new and gently used oil-filled electric radiators that are given to eligible program participants. Kerosene and electric coil heaters are not accepted.

Contribute!

Bring your tax-deductible donation to most Wake County banking institutions or send to:

Warmth for Wake
PO Box 46833
Raleigh, NC 27620

For More Information

Denise Kissel, Wake County Human Services
Phone: 212-7083
Email: denise.kissel@wakegov.com

Brandon Wright, NCBA
Phone: 781-7979
Email: brandon@ncbankers.org