Help our neighbors stay safely housed and warm this winter.
Connecticut has the highest average electricity retail price among the Lower 48 states.
The average household bill is now about $199 per month
65% of WAIM’s Emergency Assistance Funds go to energy-related payments
CT has the 7th highest rent in the country.
9.3 million Americans are beneficiaries of housing assistance
The average employee increase in 2022 is 4.8%
Energy costs have increased by 10% since 2021
Average U.S. housing rent is 12.6% higher than in 2021
Walk for Warmth
- Hundreds of low-income families, including many children in the region, confront the depletion of their deliverable fuel supply or the discontinuation of their electric or gas service every year - WAIM is there to assist.
- Energy crises are one of the contributing factors of homelessness in our area.
- Families who lose electric, gas, or oil service are also in danger of losing custody of their children.
- Funds donated to the WAIM Private Energy Assistance program go directly to helping WAIM’s clients with emergency needs. Most of these funds are raised during the annual Walk for Warmth.
- YOU CAN HELP us to ensure that our neighbors can live in heated homes with warm showers and hot meals throughout the coldest season of the year.
2023 Event Information:
Sunday, November 19, 2023
A two-mile walk around Willimantic departing from Temple Bnai Israel immediately after the Interfaith Service.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
- 1:30 pm
- Temple Bnai Israel
383 Jackson Street, Willimantic
If you won’t be at the walk but want to donate
Checks should be addressed and mailed to:
WAIM, PO Box 221,
Willimantic, CT 06226
Thank you in advance for your support!
Other Seasonal Programs
Eligible families can register their children to receive school uniforms or a voucher for the purchase of a uniform for those attending kindergarten through eighth grade.