United Way of Frederick County and BGE HOME Continue Partnership on “A Gift of Warmth” to Help a Family in Need

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United Way of Frederick County and BGE HOME’s partnership program, “A Gift of Warmth,” will be accepting nominations from November 4 through December 1 to help a family in need.

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This holiday season, one family in need will receive a much welcomed gift – a new high-efficiency heating system – thanks to the “A Gift of Warmth” program sponsored by BGE HOME, and United Way of Frederick County (UWFC).

Nominations will be accepted from November 4 through December 1. If you know a deserving Frederick County resident that is in need of “A Gift of Warmth” this holiday season, visit http://www.unitedwayfrederick.org/agiftofwarmth to submit a nomination and tell us their story.

United Way of Frederick County and BGE HOME have partnered to bring “A Gift of Warmth” to one Frederick County individual or family in need since 2013.

The 2018 recipient, Mohamed Ismail, stood out to the panel of United Way volunteers due to struggling to heat his multigenerational home. His outdated system was causing his energy bill to skyrocket. When the BGE HOME volunteers arrived to install the new system for the Ismail family, they were surprised to see that the old system was almost completely frozen.

The ALICE Report for Maryland revealed that 39 percent of Frederick County households struggle to afford basic household necessities. With that in mind, United Way of Frederick County and BGE HOME are excited to work together to help a household in need reduce costs and stay safe and warm in their home for many winters to come. For more information about the “A Gift of Warmth” program, visit http://www.unitedwayfrederick.org/agiftofwarmth.

About United Way of Frederick County
Since 1938, United Way of Frederick County has been fighting for health, education and financial stability for every person in the Frederick County community. United Way produces the ALICE (Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed) Report which shows that approximately nearly 40% of households can no longer afford to live in Frederick County. Our investments and programs are aligned to support and increase the financial stability of these households.

United Way of Frederick County partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, health providers, senior citizens, students, and others. The organization provides grants to local nonprofits, offers programs such as free tax preparation and matched savings, mobilizes volunteers, and engages in public policy advocacy. To learn more about United Way and how you can get involved, please visit UnitedWayFrederick.org.

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