As its 14th season comes to a close, the diocesan “Keep the Heat On” program, founded in 2005 by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, has surpassed $3 million in heating assistance provided to those most in need from across Rhode Island.
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin kicked off the 14th season of his “Keep the Heat On” initiative by presenting a check for $5,000 to a Rhode Island veteran’s organization so that it can assist more local veterans in need of heating assistance.
PROVIDENCE — Spring in the Ocean State has been always unpredictable — making the popular quotation, “if you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes,” — ring even more true....
Editor’s Note: In this second and final installment of a series on the difficulties faced by Rhode Island heating consumers during the winter months, Rhode Island Catholic staff reporter Lauren Clem reports on utility regulation and a recent proposal to raise base distribution rates for heating and electric service.
Editor’s Note: In this first installment of a series on the difficulties faced by Rhode Island heating consumers during the winter months, Rhode Island Catholic staff reporter Lauren Clem reports on the continued impact of January’s cold snap.
Michael Ryan, director of government affairs for National Grid Rhode Island, and Ed White, executive director of the National Grid Foundation, presented Bishop Thomas J. Tobin and James Jahnz, emergency assistance network coordinator for the diocese, with a $100,000 donation to the “Keep the Heat On” program.