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Heating assistance programs available

Nov. 13, 2013, Gardner, Mass. – The Unitil Corporation and United Way is urging residents to be aware of all fuel assistance programs available to assist with heating costs as winter approaches.

That was the message shared with over 50 nonprofit and community leaders who attended a heating assistance forum Wednesday at the Colonial Hotel. The forum was hosted jointly by Unitil and the United Way of North Central Massachusetts.

Athol Area United Way to merge with United Way of North Central Massachusetts

Athol, Mass. – The Athol Area United Way has announced that it is merging with United Way of North Central Massachusetts, based in Fitchburg.

“After careful consideration, the board voted to merge with the United Way of North Central Massachusetts,” said Janet Mann, board president of the Athol Area United Way.

According to Mann, the merger will benefit the greater Athol region serving Athol, Petersham, Phillipston and Royalston because United Way of North Central Massachusetts has staff and resources that can revitalize their annual fundraising efforts.

Positively inspired to volunteer

Gardner, Mass. – Nearly 500 students from Leominster, Fitchburg, Ayer, Townsend, Gardner and Winchendon spent a day at Mount Wachusett Community College learning how to design, implement and sustain their own community-service projects through United Way Youth Venture.

Students began their morning with a welcome from President Dan Asquino, Mount Wachusett Community College. The college runs the program for United Way of North Central Massachusetts. Bob Chauvin, chairman, of United Way, thanked the students for being leaders in their communities.

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