Operation Fuel in the News

WFSB Better Connecticut: Operation Fuel Helping Local Families

Posted: February 22, 2021

Click here for an in-depth look at Operation Fuel’s application process for applying for utility bill and energy assistance through Operation Fuel’s online portal at operationfuel.org/gethelp.

Due to the pandemic, many families are struggling with the most basic needs; one of those is keeping their family warm. Brenda Watson is the executive director of Operation Fuel, she is telling us about the program.


WTNH: Operation Fuel on a Mission

Click here to see Operation Fuel Executive Director Brenda Watson talk with WTNH News 8 about how people struggling with utility bills can now apply online for financial assistance at operationfuel.org/gethelp

(WTNH) — With winter here, some people are finding it hard to afford their heating bills.

Brenda Watson, Operation Fuel’s Executive Director, joined News 8 to explain how to get help and how to help others.

There are over 400,000 households in Connecticut who struggle with the cost of home energy.

There are two ways people can help those who are struggling:

  • Let people know that helpful resources are available
  • Add a dollar to your monthly utility bill

If you need to apply for assistance, call 211 or go to operationfuel.org/gethelp.