News Service Category: Fuel

Press Release – ABCD’s response to the COVID-19 crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 CONTACT:  Cherrelle Norris  617.455.7212 ABCD LIMITS SERVICES AND TEMPORARILY CLOSES CENTERS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 ABCD CONTINUES TO PROVIDE THE MOST VULNERABLE POPULATION WITH EMERGENCY SERVICES DURING THE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) CRISIS (BOSTON, MA) – During the escalating threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the State of Emergency in Massachusetts, ABCD continues to fulfill our commitment…

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ABCD Ready to Help with Heating Assistance

Kathy Tobin of ABCD talks about its fuel assistance program and how to apply. Home heating assistance is critical during these cold winter months. Although the temperatures haven’t been that low this season, a cold house can still be uncomfortable and dangerous for families, elders and children. Watch the video below to learn more about ABCD Fuel Assistance and how to apply….

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PRESS RELEASE: ABCD Urges Families in Need to APPLY Now for Heating Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2020 Months of winter cold ahead put Massachusetts’ most vulnerable low-income elders, children, and families at serious risk 20,000 households statewide are already out of home heating oil and will be left in the cold without more help ABCD urges residents in need to APPLY NOW! CONTACT: Cherrelle Norris: 617.455.7212 (mobile) Lee Phenner: 339.368.1140 (mobile) (BOSTON,…

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ABCD urges Baker administration to release full $30 million in fuel assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT:  Cherrelle Norris  617.348.6224(office) 617.455.7212 (mobile)              ABCD urgently calls on Governor Baker’s administration to release the full $30 million in fuel assistance as promised In a surprise turnaround, the Baker administration will impound majority of funds, putting tens of thousands of the most vulnerable low income households at risk  …

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Families left in the cold as fuel assistance runs out

BOSTON – Families living on tight budgets are facing another tough week with brutal wind chills and snow in the forecast. But some households across the state can’t pay for home heating oil as their fuel assistance benefits run out. Cynthia Lewis and her husband have lived in their 100-year-old Dorchester home since 1969. All four of their kids grew…

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ABCD Calls on Governor, Legislature for Fuel Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Contact: Cherrelle Norris 617.455.7212   With bitter cold blanketing Mass., ABCD Calls on Governor, Legislature, to provide $30 Million for Fuel Assistance Tens of thousands of low-income families, seniors at risk as bitter cold hits state; many have used up their heating benefits   (BOSTON, MA) — Action for Boston Community Development joins fellow community…

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Heating Assistance Program’s Funds Could Run Dry

Time to Apply for Fuel Assistance


As temps dip, some households are eligible for fuel assistance

Massachusetts Awards Clean Energy Grants For Low-Income Residents