Heating fund for seniors almost on empty

PHILADELPHIA, PA.; January 28, 2014

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.

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