$25,000 Donated to Home Heating Program
UniBank recently donated $25,000 to Worcester Community Action Council’s (WCAC) Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), commonly known as the Emergency Fuel Fund. UniBank’s donation helps WCAC provide relief to vulnerable households that are struggling to meet the cost of keeping their homes warm.
WCAC’s Fuel Assistance Program helps eligible residents in greater Worcester, including many of the towns where UniBank has a presence. In addition, WCAC provides energy efficiency reviews for eligible households to help reduce costs and improve efficiencies to stretch energy dollars.
“Worcester Community Action Council provides integral services impacting residents in need in our local communities,” stated UniBank President and CEO Sam S. Pepper, Jr. “We are proud that UniBank’s donation will help keep residents in our Central Massachusetts neighborhoods warm during these cold winter months.”
“These resources are critically important in helping us serve the most vulnerable households in our region,” said WCAC Executive Director Jill Dagilis. “We are most grateful for the ongoing support of UniBank in helping us help our neighbors meet their most basic need in staying warm this winter.”
Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. was established in 1965 as the locally designated “community action” agency for the Economic Opportunity Act. Today, WCAC serves as an umbrella agency offering a variety of education, employment and social service programs.
For more information about the LIHEAP or other services administered through WCAC, visit www.wcac.net.
Photographed left-right are: Matthew Wally, Vice President of Government and Community Affairs, UniBank; Lemonia Mironidis, Vice President, Relationship Branch Manager of UniBank’s Worcester Branch; Jill Dagilis, Executive Director, WCAC; Sam S. Pepper, Jr., President and CEO, UniBank; and Mary Knittle, Director of Energy Resources, WCAC.