Contributed by: ACT Staff
Over $31,000 Raised for Fuel Assistance-Twice 2007 Amount
Senator Phil Scott announced today that the 4th Annual Wheels for Warmth Tire Sale raised over $31,000 for the Central Vermont Community Action Council emergency fuel assistance program – more than double the amount raised in 2007. Phil launched the program in 2005, and since its inception, the event has raised more than $67,000 for Vermonters in need. Last year, Wheels for Warmth helped over 100 families who could not afford to heat their homes. The 2008 Wheels for Warmth Tire Sale took place on Saturday, October 25 at DuBois Construction in Montpelier.
“I want to extend my thanks and gratitude to the more than 1,500 individuals and businesses that helped support this year’s Wheels for Warmth. I was particularly impressed with the direct contributions that were given to us totaling over $6,000” said Senator Scott. “With skyrocketing heating costs, many of our neighbors, including young families and seniors, face real health, safety, and financial survival concerns this winter. They truly need our help and you've provided a real boost.”
Senator Scott created Wheels for Warmth in 2005 to not only help Vermonters in need, but also to prevent unwanted tires from ending up in rivers or along roadsides. Individuals who wish to participate can donate tires they no longer need, but which still meet state inspection standards. These tires are then sold for a maximum of $15.00 each and 100 percent of the sale proceeds go to the Central Vermont Community Action Council's emergency home heating program.