Warm Homes, Warm Hearts
A community heating assistance program to help keep our communities warm in the winter
The “Warm Homes, Warm Hearts” campaign began in 2008. It is a fund to help keep everyone warm during winter. Funds may go to help an elderly resident, a struggling young family, or perhaps someone who has been swamped with unexpected medical bills or a job layoff.
Every year, BEMC provides up to $50,000 in matching funds for all donations from the community. BEMC employees and board members kick off the annual campaign in late summer with their own individual donations and proceeds from fundraising raffles and other events. As of December 2016, together with the community and BEMC matching funds, well over $800,000 has been raised to help thousands of local families and senior citizens.
All funds are administered through Brunswick Family Assistance & the Columbus County Department of Aging. Eligibility to receive assistance will be determined by those agencies.
We invite all members of the community to join this effort! Let’s not leave anyone out in the cold this winter.
Please make your check payable to: "Warm Homes, Warm Hearts" and mail it to:
WHWH Campaign, c/o BEMC, PO Box 826, Shallotte, NC 28459 (Please do not enclose with your electric bill payment).
If you are interested in receiving heating assistance please contact your local agency below for eligibility:
AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION:
Brunswick Family Assistance
4800—8/9 Main Street, Shallotte
Columbus County Department of Aging
827 N. Washington Street, Whiteville