PROVIDENCE — Responding to an overwhelming increase in appeals for heating assistance prompted by continued sub-freezing temperatures this winter, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has announced that the Catholic Charity Appeal will provide an additional grant of $25,000 in support of “Keep the Heat On,” the diocesan program that has provided $244,912 in direct client expenses to assist 1,226 households so far this season. The program provides assistance to Rhode Islanders who have exhausted all other forms of public and private heating assistance, and have nowhere else to turn for help.  More.

Read More