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MILLBURY, MASSACHUSETTS — For this year’s home heating season, bankHometown has contributed an additional $25,000 to its fuel assistance program for Millbury and Sutton residents, a fund first established in 2005 to help low-income families pay their home energy costs. This brings total contributions to the program to $430,000.

“Now in its 18th year, our fuel fund helps local families in need meet the high cost of heating their homes,” said bankHometown President and CEO Robert J. Morton. “We’re pleased to continue funding this important program for our Millbury and Sutton neighbors.”

The fund provides fuel assistance to households in Millbury and Sutton that meet federal guidelines for low-income individuals. For qualifying applicants, bankHometown will pay $350 for oil, natural gas, or electric directly to the energy supplier. Last winter, more than 50 local families received assistance.

Eligible properties include owner-occupied, single-family residences or apartments. Ineligible properties include subsidized housing, multi-family housing producing rental income (even if owner-occupied), and apartments that include heat as part of the rent.

The program will be administered by both the Millbury and Sutton Senior Centers and will end March 31. To apply or to determine if you are eligible, contact one of the program’s coordinators:  Kendra Faldetta, Millbury Senior Center, 1 River Street, (508) 865-9247, or Michelle Edelstein, Sutton Senior Center, 19 Hough Road, (508) 234-0703.

In the Photo 
(L-R) bankHometown Elm St., Millbury office Assistant Branch Manager Kim Henrichon along with Kendra Faldetta of the Millbury Senior Center and Michelle Edelstein of the Sutton Senior Center. Both centers help administer bankHometown’s fuel assistance program for Millbury and Sutton residents.

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