Program Helps Vulnerable Residents Stay Warm during Winter

— December 2016

The expense of heating a home during the winter months can be too much for some of Wake County’s most vulnerable residents. The Warmth for Wake program helps to ease that financial burden by providing assistance to low-income residents during the coldest months of the year.

In partnership with the North Carolina Bankers Association, Warmth for Wake provides two types of assistance for qualifying residents:

Firewood Delivery: The program provides free firewood deliveries to homes that can use it to offset their gas or electric heat consumption.

Space Heaters: The program provides new and gently used space heaters to households lacking another heat source.

Last winter, Warmth for Wake served 132 homes thanks to more than 283 loads of firewood. This year, the program hopes to help 150 households.

Warmth for Wake is made possible through the work of volunteers and generous donations. Wake County residents interested in helping their neighbors stay warm this winter are encouraged to volunteer to deliver firewood, or donate new or gently used space heaters.

More information about the Warmth for Wake program, including how to get involved, is available at