The "Good Neighbor Fund" is now open for applicants who need help paying their fuel bills.
Monday, January 14
Editor's Note: the following release was provided by the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army, the administrator of the 2012–2013 Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund, announces that the fund is now open to all qualified candidates. The fund has been available to households on an emergency basis since Dec. 3. A cooperative effort between the state's energy companies, their customers and The Salvation Army, the Good Neighbor Energy Fund helps families in temporary crisis who do not qualify for federal or state assistance with the payment of their energy expenses. The Fund’s 28th Annual “Give The Gift of Warmth” campaign's goal is to raise $650,000 and help more than 2,000 families. “With the recent colder temperatures in mind, the …
Got extra gifts, or items you no longer need? Here are some places they can go.
The day after Christmas, called "Boxing Day" in some countries, is traditionally a day of organizing and donating. In the U.S., it marks the beginning what some stores call the "returns season." In homes on Beacon Hill, it might mean that on December 27th folks have a few extra items lying about that they no longer need. Whether they're duplicate gifts, replacements for items that still have some usability left, or clothing that doesn't fit but can't be returned, if you've got things to donate, here's where to go: Salvation Army Family Store 483 Broadway Somerville, MA 02145 Driving Directions There's no Salvation Army Drop-Off Site in Beacon Hill, but clothes and goods can be dropped off at this Somerville site, which is the closest …