Bishop Tobin launches campaign to help Rhode Island’s poor through the winter
There will be many families needing help this year due to the poor economy in the United States. I pray that all families who aren’t able to afford this will receive assistance with this essential need.
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island recently launched a $50,000 campaign to help the state’s poor stay warm throughout the approaching winter.
The 2010-11 Keep the Heat On Campaign will provide heating assistance to citizens who are not eligible for private or state funding, the Rhode Island Diocese of Providence has reported.
Bishop Tobin announced the $50,000 grant at the local St. Martin de Porres multi-service center on Nov. 9.
Since 2005, the campaign has provided more than $1million in heating assistance to over 3,600 Rhode Island households. The initiative is backed by Catholic Charities USA.