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Frigid Temperatures and Poverty Meet Reduced Fuel Assistance Budgets

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February 23rd, 2015
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The Nonprofit Quarterly

In the face of the last month’s record-setting low temperatures and high snowfall, community organizations all over the country are struggling to keep up with the pace of calls for emergency energy assistance. “We still have numerous applications that haven’t been processed yet, because they all come in at the same time,” says Mary Knittle, director of energy resources at the Worcester Community Action Council. Worcester, Massachusetts is now officially the snowiest city in the United States, with 107.7 inches so far this season against a yearly average for this date of 44.4.

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