Thank you for the opportunity to express my heartfelt appreciation for your Energy Assistance Program!
Being disabled I spent the majority of the winter months in my apartment wearing a heavy jacket, hat, leg warmers and sometimes gloves. Watching the clock for how long the heater was running and petrified to open my power bill.
I was cold all through the night no matter how many blankets were on my bed.
Grateful to have a hot shower to be warm for a short time at least.
The cold exacerbated my rheumatoid arthritis as well.
I am widowed, without any remaining family so there is no backup or safety net for me to access.
When I discovered your Energy Assistance Program
it was a Godsend! I had almost forgotten what it was like to be warm and comfortable all day. To stay warm after my shower. Then to sleep deeply and for more than 2 hours at a time.
Using my jacket, hat and gloves for going outdoors instead of wearing them indoors.
Being able to have more than pasta, rice and beans for groceries.
Experiencing less pain (there is no room for pain medication in my budget)
just by being warmer.
Even with this lengthy email I cannot fully express the extent of my thankfulness for what this program contributes to my wellbeing and quality of life during our cold winter months!
So it is with extreme gratitude that I thank you for all you do in facilitating this pivotal program.
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