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Keep ME Warm

Your support can help our friends and neighbors stay safe and warm in their homes this winter.

Keep ME Warm provides emergency heating assistance through a statewide partnership of Maine’s United Ways and Community Action Agencies. Donations are distributed through a formula based on federal Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) percentages and population, and are used to assist individuals directly, or designated to local organizations that provide emergency fuel assistance, including faith-based programs and nonprofit agencies. Keep ME Warm is the only statewide fuel assistance fundraising effort in the state of Maine.

Every winter, United Way supported 211 Maine sees an increase in calls related to heating assistance. In 2022, those calls increased by 170% from 2021. Many Mainers are struggling as the cost of food, housing, fuel, and other basic necessities have risen dramatically. Thousands of Mainers are faced with choosing between heating their homes and basic needs like food and medicine.

Thank you for helping to make the winter warmer and safer for Maine families. 

Get Help

Do you or someone you know need help? Dial 2-1-1 or visit www.211maine.org for information on heating assistance and weatherization services near you. 2-1-1 Maine is a statewide health and human services information and referral service created by the United Ways of Maine, in partnership with The Opportunity Alliance and the State of Maine.

Give Help

Issues with the Donation Form? Try the unembedded version at https://igfn.us/form/_nnHWw.