In February, Oak Ridge Utility District hosts its annual â€œHave a Heart, Heat a Homeâ€ fundraiser to raise money for ADFACâ€™s Project SAFE, a program that helps families struggling to pay heating bills and facing the loss of energy service.
This yearâ€™s low temperatures in January meant that heating bills would be on the rise and donations would be greatly needed, a press release said.
“In order to help our neighbors pay these bills, ADFAC counts on the generosity of the community to support the program,” the press release said.
“ORUD is proud to say that this yearâ€™s fundraiser garnered $4,481.79 in donations, which is an increase from last year,” the release said. “One hundred percent of the proceeds go to Project SAFE. These funds allow more people in our area to take advantage of the program and keep the heat on in their homes.
“We would like to thank everyone who participated in the ‘Have a Heart, Heat a Home’ fundraiser this year!”
If you would more information about contributing to Project Safe, contact ORUD at (865) 483-1377 or visit www.orud.org.