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Year-Round Energy Assistance

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society supports year-round energy assistance, which includes funds for cooling costs. The ability to have access to year-round energy assistance makes a substantial difference in the lives of individuals for whom air conditioning is not a mere luxury, but a medical necessity.

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About This Issue

We are asking you to help us support Operation Fuel's advocacy to increase funding to Operation Fuel by $1.1 million.

In Connecticut, state and federal funds only cover the costs of winter heating for low-income residents. There are no government funds available to assist families with keeping the lights on, refrigeration or cooling. Operation Fuel is Connecticut's only source of year-round energy assistance. 

The mission of Operation Fuel is to partner with communities, businesses, government, and individuals to ensure people in need have access to year-round energy assistance. Through a network of 100 fuel banks statewide, Operation Fuel provides emergency energy assistance to the elderly, disabled individuals, and working families who are facing a financial crisis and are not eligible for, or have exhausted, government energy assistance benefits. Since 1977, Operation Fuel has distributed more than $30 million in energy assistance. 


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Legislators always listen to their constituents. We need you to reach out to your local leaders and tell them how important year-round energy assistance is to you and those you love. 
Call your legislators and inform them about how important year-round energy assistance is to people living with MS. 

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Email your legislators to inform them about how important year-round energy assistance is to people living with MS. 

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For more information please contact the Connecticut Chapter at 800-344-4867 or email programs@ctfightsMS.org

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