PATH seeking blanket donations & heat assistance | Community Spirit
Released by PATH:
TYLER, Tx (KLTV) - East Texas is again expecting record-low temperatures this week. So far, this winter, PATH has given out more blankets than ever before. The need for heat during these extreme temperatures will result in higher than normal utility bills for families that simply can’t afford it.
"We don’t have any blankets right now," said Christina Fulsom, executive director of PATH. "This is really a dangerous scenario. People - especially children, the ill and elderly - are at risk in these extremely low temperatures."
PATH officials urge supporters to donate new blankets or money towards helping people with their utility bills. "Those on fixed incomes may be inclined to keep their heaters off to avoid the higher utility bills," she added. "And some may need to purchase propane to keep warm. ...Donations towards this kind of assistance are always needed and can literally save lives."Please bring new blanket donations to the PATH office, 402 W. Front St., Tyler, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Monetary donations can be designated for blankets or heat assistance and can be mailed at the address above or made online at www.PATHhelps.org
For more information, visit the PATH website at www.PATHhelps.org, or call 903.597.4044.
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