Gwinnett Seniors Need Heaters

Be a part of Project AWARE (Added Warmth Assistance for Residences of our Elderly). Gwinnett County Senior Services (GCSS) and the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services are working together to assist senior citizens with staying warm during the bitter cold weather months. Senior Services Manager Linda Bailey says, “Many seniors struggle to pay their increased heating bills along with their food and prescriptions during these times. Often times, seniors will forego their medication or other basic needs to make ends meet.” Please consider making a tax-deductible donation of a brand new portable electric heater for one of our local seniors. You can drop off your donation at any local Gwinnett County fire station from December 1 until February 15, 2009. Gwinnett Senior Services will collect the heaters from the stations and distribute them to seniors in need. A smoke detector and information on fire safety will also be included along with the heaters. For more information on Project AWARE, please contact Melanie Miller (GCSS) at 770.822.8842 or e-mail Melanie.miller@gwinnettcounty.com.