November 21, 2016
(PROVIDENCE, R.I.)-The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence heating assistance campaign, ‘Keep the Heat On,’ will be launched on Monday, November 21 at 10:30 AM at the Emmanuel House Homeless Shelter in Providence. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will kick- off the annual campaign and accept a donation from the residents of Emmanuel House.
“We are very excited to kick-off the annual 'Keep the Heat On' campaign,” said Bishop Tobin. “The donation from the homeless residents of Emmanuel House is especially moving. It's a reminder that we all have something to give; that we're all in this together. What a beautiful gesture of personal kindness and generosity, especially in this season of thanksgiving and sharing."
Several residents at the shelter worked part-time through a partnership that Emmanuel House has with Anubis LTD, a contractor for Gillette Stadium, providing assistance setting up and breaking down the stadium. The residents took up a collection for the campaign to thank Bishop Tobin for establishing Emmanuel House, a place that gives them shelter and resources for a better life such as this job opportunity.
‘Keep the Heat On’ is a heating assistance program of last resort for those individuals who have exhausted all other public and private means of assistance. Since it was established in 2005, the program has raised and provided more than $2.45 million in heating assistance to more than 10,750 Rhode Island households in need.
If you would like to help local families this winter, please send tax-deductible donations to: Keep the Heat On, One Cathedral Square, Providence, RI 02903. A text donation of $10 can also be made by texting the word HEAT to 27722 or a $25 donation by texting the word HEATRI to 27722. If you, or someone you know is in need of assistance please visit the web site
or call (401)421-7833 for additional information.