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Many partners help Globe Santa in its mission

For 67 years Globe Santa, a program of the Boston Globe Foundation, has provided gifts to children in need at holiday time. Please consider giving by phone, mail, or online at globesanta.org. The letter, typed on a form from the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, asks for help on behalf of a “very happy 9-year-old little girl.” Adopted in 2017, she…

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ABCD le ofrece ayuda al pagar sus facturas de calefacción

Con las frías temperaturas que están por llegar, hay muchas familias en la ciudad de Boston y zonas aledañas, que necesitaran ayuda al pagar sus facturas de calefacción. Es por eso que hoy en Encuentro Latino queremos contarles sobre un programa de la organización sin fines de lucro ABCD, que puede ayudarle a mantener sus hogares calientes durante este invierno….

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What to do if you need help with high energy costs this winter

Energy costs this winter are expected to rise, meaning you’ll likely pay more to heat your house or apartment. WBUR reporters Miriam Wasser and Yasmin Amer join us to talk about ways Massachusetts residents can apply for relief. LISTEN HERE

An ‘invisible’ crisis: Already behind on utility bills, many Americans face a tough winter

LONGMONT, Colo. — The temperature is dipping toward freezing Tuesday night and Toni Stark is getting worried about her rickety basement furnace holding out for another winter. Her plumber told her it will probably make it through, but at 99 years old, Stark isn’t taking anything for granted – whether that’s being able to keep the furnace running or remaining in her home as…

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ABCD on the Radio: Federal Heating Assistance Applications are Open

Mattapan native Scott-Chandler will take over the helm at ABCD

The region’s top anti-poverty agency has selected a Mattapan native to take charge as its next president and CEO. The Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Board of Directors said this week that Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq., the agency’s longtime executive vice president/COO will replace John J. Drew, who retired last June after 51 years at ABCD. Scott-Chandler joined ABCD in…

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Energy prices are skyrocketing. Here’s how you can get financial help this winter

Whether you heat your home with gas, oil or electricity, your energy bills are going to be shocking this winter. Compared to this time last year, the price of fuel oil is up 72%, and for some utility customers the cost of electricity and natural gas are up 129% and 28.6%, respectively. … If you’re in a crisis and can’t wait that long, you should contact…

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HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge Headlines ABCD’s Community Heroes Celebration on November 18

Event Chair Russell Norris, General Manager, Slalom Boston will help honor 16 extraordinary community partners and volunteers; induct former ABCD President and CEO, John J. Drew into the ABCD Hall of Fame and recognize Dr. Gary Gross as an original champion for reproductive justice. Boston, Massachusetts, Nov. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (BOSTON, MA) – On Friday, November 18, 2022,…

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Advocates concerned about low-income families, winter heating bills

BOSTON — Many families across Massachusetts are worried they won’t be able to keep up with sky-rocketing energy prices this winter. The Low Income Energy Home Assistance Program, also known as Fuel Assistance, offers help to eligible households in paying a portion of winter heating bills. There is no application fee and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources said free…

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Skyrocketing heating costs have people asking for help

CANTON, Mass. — Home heating prices are skyrocketing as we approach the winter months. Several groups are working to step up their efforts to help people afford their heating bills. The social workers at the Salvation Army say they are seeing a different type of clientele this year: people who have never asked for help before. Inflation apparently is putting more…

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