Heating fund for seniors almost on empty

January 28, 2014 1:53:19 PM PST
A vital fund which helps the elderly in Philadelphia keep the heat on is in danger of going cold.

The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging says its Emergency Fund is running very low, due to this winter's intense, prolonged cold.

Coming out of Philadelphia's 13-inch snowfall, the fund only had about $2,000 left in it. Last winter, the fund spent $200,000 to buy fuel for seniors who were running out.

The fund helps seniors directly. Once their need is verified by clergy or a social service agency, it can arrange for next-day delivery.

For information, or to make a donation, go to www.keepseniorswarm.org.