NORWALK, Conn. – More than 260 area families will receive 100 gallons of free heating fuel from the anti-poverty agency Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now under a grant program by Boston-based Citizens Energy Corp.
The Oil Heat Program will benefit low-income residents of households in Norwalk and Stamford who are struggling to pay heating bills, according to NEON’s Chief Operating Officer Chiquita Stephenson.
“NEON is constantly seeking out partnerships with local and regional businesses and non-profit groups to provide critical assistance and services to the people we serve in the Greater Norwalk and Stamford communities,” said Stephenson in a statement. “In the coming year our agency will double our efforts to initiate new relationships with the private sector and charitable organizations with the goal of fulfilling our mission and enhancing the many programs we operate.”
Citizens Energy works in partnership with oil company CITGO on the effort, which makes similar grants to communities in 25 states.