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Dallas Elderly Need Heaters January 10, 2011

Filed under: Random Post — Karen Shafer @ 7:53 pm

Monday, January 10, 2011

Dallas agency runs out of money to provide free heaters



Posted on January 10, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Updated today at 5:30 PM

DALLAS — Facing a bitterly cold night, more than 150 Dallas residents who have asked for help will not get it — turned down because the program they were counting on is out of money.

It is the first time in 25 years that Meals on Wheels has run out of money, threatening to end the program that delivers free space heaters to Dallas County residents in need.

“We’ve already provided already over 150,” said the agency’s president and CEO Robert Carpenter. “We have over a half a dozen left, and we have over a couple hundred dollars left.”

Carpenter said the city’s most vulnerable citizens — the elderly — are suffering. And with 150 already on a waiting list in the third week of winter, the timing could not be worse…

Wednesday, January 12, 2010

WFAA reported last night that the heater problem had been solved by the generosity of Channel 8 viewers.

Meals on Wheels still needs donations, however.


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