WARMING HANDS & HEARTS CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF IN FEBRUARY
United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, Roach Energy and ROCS Convenience Stores, and DHHR Partner to Provide Community Heating Support
United Way of the Eastern Panhandle is once again teaming up with Roach Energy, ROCS Convenience Stores and the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to help provide much needed heating assistance through their Warming Hands and Hearts Initiative.
The Warming Hands and Hearts fundraising campaign begins on February 1 and will run through April 30.
During the 3-month period, ROCS Convenience Stores will offer a “One-Cent Wednesday” promotion where each ROCS location in West Virginia will donate one cent per gallon of gasoline sold. Roach Energy will also contribute one cent per gallon of oil or propane that their customers purchase when requesting a delivery from their Warming Hands and Hearts truck.
Heather Polinik, Director of Resource Development & Marketing for United Way, says of this year’s campaign, “Warming Hands and Hearts provides vital assistance to members of our community who are having trouble paying heating bills during the winter months. We are proud and excited to once again partner with ROCS and Roach Energy for this important initiative.”
Last year, the Warming Hands and Hearts Initiative provided families assistance with heating bills totaling $10,011 throughout Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties.
Warming Hands and Hearts goes beyond financial assistance by providing a case manager who contacts the utility company on behalf of the client. Negotiated payment arrangements and financial management information are also provided.
To donate to the Warming Hands and Hearts Initiative, mail checks payable to United Way of the Eastern Panhandle to 24 District Way, Suite 201, Martinsburg, WV 25404, or donate online at uwayep.org/warminghandsandhearts.
For more information about the program, visit uwayep.org or call 304-263-0603. For heating assistance applications, contact DHHR at 304-267-0100.