36th Year of Warmth for Wake Starts on Thanksgiving Day

November 26, 2013

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Brandon Wright, Director of Communications

RALEIGH, N.C. – Thanksgiving Day marks the kick-off of Warmth for Wake’s 36th year of keeping the heat on for Wake County’s residents in need during the cold winter months. With snow already reaching North Carolina’s mountains, experts believe there are chances for a much colder winter, colder than what this area has seen in the last few years.

Warmth for Wake is the annual energy assistance program sponsored by your North Carolina Banks serving Wake County and Wake County Human Services and. Over the years, Warmth for Wake has provided fuel assistance for thousands of individuals from low-income households in Wake County. No administrative costs are taken from contributions – every single penny raised goes directly to those who need it.

During last year’s campaign, Warmth for Wake assisted an estimated 200 households throughout the county. Contributions received from individuals, groups, and companies during the 2011-2012 season totaled $35,000 and more than 45 homes received free firewood. Since the campaign’s inception in 1977, more than $1 million has been raised.

Warmth for Wake recipients must be Wake County residents. Eligibility is determined through Wake County Human Services, taking into consideration all income and resources as well as expenses and emergency or special situations that may affect available income. Income guidelines are based on current poverty levels. Warmth for Wake is funded entirely through voluntary tax-deductible contributions from citizens, churches, civic and fraternal organizations and businesses. Contributions are accepted at any Wake County bank or may be mailed to Warmth for Wake, PO Box 46833, Raleigh, NC 27620. For more information, visit www.ncba.com, or click here.

The North Carolina Bankers Association brings together all categories of banking institutions that best represent the interests of our rapidly changing state. The state’s banks have provided support to their communities since 1864. Look for a current listing at www.ncba.com.