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December 27, 1990
Janet Farral and Mary Baldridge of the Anne Arundel County Fuel Fund, along with Orioles' second-baseman Bill Ripkin, are promoting the Fuel Fund of Central Maryland's Green Envelope campaign. County residents can find the special envelopes in this month's Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. bills.Contributions will help needy county residents with their home heating bills this winter. Information: 234-7433.
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September 21, 1999
ELECTRICITY WAS off at the Feick home in Gambrills last week, not because of the wrath of Hurricane Floyd, but because of failure to pay the utility bill. One of four brothers apparently lit a candle for light late at night. Their house caught fire. Two of the brothers, ages 5 and 10, died.The news was gut-wrenching -- and gave people more reason to pay heed when the Fuel Fund of Central Maryland solicits donations this winter.Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., after warning the family twice about failure to pay its bill, cut power to the home last Wednesday.
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NEWS
September 21, 1999
ELECTRICITY WAS off at the Feick home in Gambrills last week, not because of the wrath of Hurricane Floyd, but because of failure to pay the utility bill. One of four brothers apparently lit a candle for light late at night. Their house caught fire. Two of the brothers, ages 5 and 10, died.The news was gut-wrenching -- and gave people more reason to pay heed when the Fuel Fund of Central Maryland solicits donations this winter.Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., after warning the family twice about failure to pay its bill, cut power to the home last Wednesday.
NEWS
January 25, 1997
IT HAPPENS every winter. Family members trying not to freeze in their home use a kerosene space heater, or plug an electrical heater into an already overloaded outlet, or decide it is less expensive to use the stove to heat the house than turn on the furnace.Those unsafe practices spark a fire and people die. Four generations of the same family were killed that way in a deadly blaze last weekend. Great-grandmother, grandmother, aunt, child -- all dead. Six others inside escaped. Ironically, they had a smoke detector in the home, but its battery chamber was empty.
SPORTS
By Steven Kivinski | January 18, 1994
Inclement weather forced the postponement of yesterday's Fuel Fund Classic at the Baltimore Arena.Three boys and two girls games, including a matchup between Dunbar's second-ranked boys team and No. 4-ranked Woodlawn, were scheduled.Proceeds from the event were to have benefited the Fuel Fund of Central Maryland, which assists needy area families in paying fuel costs."We've been planning this for a year, but what can you do?," said Joni Scholwin, Fuel Fund Classic planning committee chairwoman.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | December 12, 1996
Hoping to keep Howard County's low-income residents warm this winter, local social service officials will hold a fund-raising rally today for the county's Fuel Fund -- a supplement to the federally funded Maryland Energy Assistance Program, which has been hit hard by government cutbacks."
SPORTS
By Kevin Eck and Kevin Eck,Contributing Writer | April 2, 1993
The Metro Classic Committee has announced plans for a new high school basketball mixer for Jan. 17 at the Baltimore Arena.The inaugural Fuel Fund Invitational, scheduled on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, will bring together some of the metropolitan area's best boys and girls teams for a five-game event.Proceeds from the mixer will benefit the Fuel Fund of Central Maryland, which helps needy families pay fuel costs.The mixer replaces the defunct Metro Classic, which originated in 1983 and matched the boys and girls city public school champions against the Catholic League champions.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | December 13, 1995
As bone-chilling weather continued, Howard County government and social service officials pleaded with residents yesterday for donations to help keep the county's needy warm this winter.The plea came during a morning rally attended by about 50 people at the county building in Columbia's Gateway Industrial Park. Social service agencies statewide are holding fund-raising drives in response to expected cuts in the federally funded Energy Assistance Program, which helps low-income families pay their heating bills.
NEWS
January 27, 1993
Central Maryland has experienced plenty of chilly nights in recent weeks but no real winter-time deep freeze. This is scant comfort for those who cannot afford to have electricity or heat in their houses, but it may be a reason why the Fuel Fund of Central Maryland has fallen about $75,000 behind the goal in its annual fund-raising. Donors, after all, want to be assured their contributions are needed. And nothing assures them more than real brrrr temperatures.The irony is that while winters in Maryland have been mild in recent years, demand for the Fuel Fund has actually increased.
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | November 2, 1992
Temperatures are dropping and the Howard County Fuel Fund is empty.The fund, administered by the non-profit human services organization Community Action Council, provides once-a-year emergency grants to help people pay their utility bills.For the first time in its 12-year history, a record number of requests for help have depleted the fund, which depends on private donations for most of its grant money."There's been an extraordinary demand," said Ray Gosselin, Community Action Council's director of programs.
NEWS
By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | December 12, 1996
Hoping to keep Howard County's low-income residents warm this winter, local social service officials will hold a fund-raising rally today for the county's Fuel Fund -- a supplement to the federally funded Maryland Energy Assistance Program, which has been hit hard by government cutbacks."
NEWS
By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | December 13, 1995
As bone-chilling weather continued, Howard County government and social service officials pleaded with residents yesterday for donations to help keep the county's needy warm this winter.The plea came during a morning rally attended by about 50 people at the county building in Columbia's Gateway Industrial Park. Social service agencies statewide are holding fund-raising drives in response to expected cuts in the federally funded Energy Assistance Program, which helps low-income families pay their heating bills.
SPORTS
By Steven Kivinski | January 18, 1994
Inclement weather forced the postponement of yesterday's Fuel Fund Classic at the Baltimore Arena.Three boys and two girls games, including a matchup between Dunbar's second-ranked boys team and No. 4-ranked Woodlawn, were scheduled.Proceeds from the event were to have benefited the Fuel Fund of Central Maryland, which assists needy area families in paying fuel costs."We've been planning this for a year, but what can you do?," said Joni Scholwin, Fuel Fund Classic planning committee chairwoman.
SPORTS
By Kevin Eck and Kevin Eck,Contributing Writer | April 2, 1993
The Metro Classic Committee has announced plans for a new high school basketball mixer for Jan. 17 at the Baltimore Arena.The inaugural Fuel Fund Invitational, scheduled on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, will bring together some of the metropolitan area's best boys and girls teams for a five-game event.Proceeds from the mixer will benefit the Fuel Fund of Central Maryland, which helps needy families pay fuel costs.The mixer replaces the defunct Metro Classic, which originated in 1983 and matched the boys and girls city public school champions against the Catholic League champions.
NEWS
January 27, 1993
Central Maryland has experienced plenty of chilly nights in recent weeks but no real winter-time deep freeze. This is scant comfort for those who cannot afford to have electricity or heat in their houses, but it may be a reason why the Fuel Fund of Central Maryland has fallen about $75,000 behind the goal in its annual fund-raising. Donors, after all, want to be assured their contributions are needed. And nothing assures them more than real brrrr temperatures.The irony is that while winters in Maryland have been mild in recent years, demand for the Fuel Fund has actually increased.
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | November 2, 1992
Temperatures are dropping and the Howard County Fuel Fund is empty.The fund, administered by the non-profit human services organization Community Action Council, provides once-a-year emergency grants to help people pay their utility bills.For the first time in its 12-year history, a record number of requests for help have depleted the fund, which depends on private donations for most of its grant money."There's been an extraordinary demand," said Ray Gosselin, Community Action Council's director of programs.
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