Fuel assistance available

Operation Fuel’s winter energy assistance program began on Dec. 3, with its statewide network of more than 100 fuel banks, also known as intake sites, accepting energy assistance applications.

Wilton families and individuals who are struggling financially and need emergency energy assistance are advised to contact the town’s social services department, which is an intake site for Operation Fuel.

“Any Wilton resident who needs help can make an appointment to meet with a social worker who will review their eligibility and apply for assistance with Operation Fuel,” said Social Services Director Sarah Heath. She said the department can help with other fuel issues as well. To set up an appointment, residents should call 203-834-6238.

“Operation Fuel wants to ensure that households struggling with home energy costs have access to heating, electricity and water assistance and are able to stay warm and safe in their homes this winter,” said Operation Fuel Executive Director Brenda Watson.  

Operation Fuel provides year-round emergency energy assistance throughout Connecticut to lower-income working families and individuals, the elderly, and disabled individuals who are in a financial crisis. For more information on Operation Fuel, or to make a donation, go to operationfuel.org.

Utility customers may donate to Operation Fuel through the nonprofit’s Add-a-Dollar program when paying their utility bills. Operation Fuel uses 100% of the donations made to the Add-a-Dollar program for energy assistance.