Annual 5k Race in Connecticut to Raise Money for Winter Heating Assistance

September 22, 2017 – The annual 5k Monroe County Trail Run will raise money for assisting residents with their heating bills this winter. Last year, the race raised $14,000 and all proceeds went to assisting Monroe residents through Project Warmth. Project Warmth is a local fund dedicated to helping Monroe County residents is paying winter heating bills.

The race will take place Sunday, October 1 at Great Hollow Lake. Online registration is $20 and race-day registration is $25. All proceeds go towards Project Warmth and will assist Monroe county residents is heating bill assistance. This is the 6th year the race has taken place. Team registration is available at $15 per person, with a 10-person minimum.

The following is an excerpt from the Project Warmth home page.

The Project Warmth fund was created by the Town of Monroe to help Monroe residents bridge the gap between energy assistance programs. Donations to the Fuel Bank are received from individuals, businesses and service organizations. There has been an unprecedented amount of requests over the last two years and energy and utility assistance has become a year round need. Project Warmth is administered by the Social Services Department which follows the established state and federal energy guidelines. Individual circumstances will be considered. Project Warmth will be used after other resources, that are available to Monroe residents, have been exhausted. Funds will be distributed directly to vendors.

More information about Monroe county energy assistance programs can be found here.