Ski For Heat
Date: Jan 26 2014
Vermont’s fuel assistance programs have absorbed major federal funding cuts in recent years and now receive less than half of the funds than they did in 2009. The State of Vermont added an additional $2.1 million to the $6 million it set aside to make up for the shortfall this year, but the average yearly benefit is still projected to fall short by over $100 per household. Established in 2001 by Martha Robertson of Peru, VT, Ski for Heat has raised nearly a quarter million dollars for the cause in thirteen years. In an effort to fundraise over $100,000 in 2014, Ski Vermont and member ski and snowboard resorts, and the five Community Action Agencies (CAAs) of Vermont have expanded the program to become a statewide effort.
Vermonters all around the state can support neighbors in need of heating assistance this winter simply by hitting the slopes on January 26, 2014 and collecting donations via Firstgiving.com. Participants can sign up to raise money for Ski for Heat and be entered to win Rossignol skis, ski-and-stay packages, helmets and goggles from Anon and more.
As a thank you for all who participate, Bolton Valley will be offering lift tickets for the day at a rate of $40 for everyone who raises $50+ and $20 for everyone who raises $100 or more.