FAQs

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions:

1) Is my Donation tax deductible?
Yes, The Weston Warm-Up Fund is a registered 501(c)3 organization. We accept donations throughout the year and we happily apply for all matching gifts that may be available from your corporation. Our primary method of fundraising is an annual direct mail appeal to every Weston household.

2) Do I have to be a Weston resident to apply?
Yes, you must be a Weston resident.

3) How can I order firewood for my house?
To oder wood please call Dawn at (203) 221-9114 or email  jdweston@optonline.net. Every dollar collected for wood sold and delivered goes directly to the Warm-Up Fund. Click here for pricing…

4) What kind of assistance can the Warm-Up Fund provide?
The Fund assists in paying a significant portion of the total annual household heating cost, whether the primary energy source is propane, oil, gas or electric.

5) What are eligibility requirements?
To be eligible, the total annual HOUSEHOLD income must total $45,000 or less. An additional $5,000 is allowed for all household members, including minors and seniors. (Example: A household consisting of 2 adults and 2 children in school could have an annual household income of $55,000).

There may be other eligibility requirements relating to overall financial resources. Please contact us.

6) What is the deadline for applying?
Applications are accepted until May 1 of the current heating cycle. Please feel free to contact Pam LaFontaine at (203) 341-9725. Our heating cycle is September 30 of one year to May 1 of the following year.

7) What documents will I need to apply?
The most recent federal tax return reflecting annual income, copies of heating bills for the past 12 months, copies of bank statements, if applicable, social security statements. Additional information may be requested.

8) What happens if I have no heat?
Download the application under Apply For Assistance and submit it immediately to: Pam LaFontaine to PO Box 1254, Weston, CT 06883.