Each year, thousands of County Families and Seniors struggle to keep their homes warm during the long, cold Aroostook winter. Although Home Energy Assistance Programs provide relief to many, some do not qualify or simply cannot wait for help that, due to regulations, can take weeks to process. The Heating Homes with Helping Hands Telethon, a partnership between WAGM-TV, Aroostook County Action Program and the United Way of Aroostook, will raise much needed funds to provide immediate support to County Families and Seniors who find themselves in emergency situations without heating fuel and no other assistance, often in below zero temperatures. Additionally, through the partnership, every effort will be made to follow-up with those needing emergency heating assistance - once the crisis has passed and fuel delivered - to help the family or individual prevent future such crises.

Please join WAGM, ACAP and United Way of Aroostook on Thursday November 15th from 5 am to 7 pm and call 207-554-5153 to donate.

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Heating Homes with Helping Hands

Posted: 11/16/2018 - The Heating Homes with Helping Hands telethon was a smashing success. Yesterday WAGM, in partnership with ACAP and the United Way of Aroostook raised 57,320 dollars for those in emergency situations. News Source 8's Ashley Blackford has the update.

Posted: 11/16/2018 - The Presque Isle Rotary Auction is about a week away. Over the next week we'll learn how you can help make a difference to keep important projects thriving in Aroostook. This evening, let's take a look at one of them that's helping County folks get their financial lives in order.

Posted: 11/15/2018 - Donating to the telethon can have a lasting impact on those in need of assistance. News Source 8's Ashley Blackford sat down with one of last year's recipients of fuel assistance to find out just how much of an impact these donations can have.

Updated: 11/15/2018 - Asking for help when it comes to heating your home can be a difficult thing. But when it comes to keeping your family warm sometimes making that difficult call can make all the difference. News Source 8's Ashley Blackford sat down with one woman who spent months in the cold until she finally made the call to ACAP.

Posted: 11/14/2018 - Collaboration can make a big difference when companies come together with the same goal in mind. Tomorrow will mark the 2nd annual Heating Homes with Helping Hands telethon. WAGM, in partnership with United Way of Aroostook and ACAP are coming together to raise money for an emergency fund for those struggling with their heating bills.

Posted: 11/13/2018 - Being eligible for the energy assistance program doesn't just help you with your energy bill, but it can also help make your home more energy efficient. News Source 8's Ashley Blackford went along to a home assessment to find out how ways to save money on your heating bill.

Posted: 11/09/2018 - The home energy assistance program is making some changes, Ashley Blackford tell us what those are and who it may affect.

Updated: 11/09/2018 - A program that assists households with their heating costs is changing its name. News Source 8's Ashley Blackford explains.

Updated: 11/08/2018 - In 2017 more than 400 people made donations. That money went into an emergency fund and helped approximately 205 families.