|SHARES Funds Nearly Depleted
Hackettstown, NJ — August 11, 2003 — Can you imagine waking up without
refrigeration, a working range, lights or even a fan on these hot and
humid days? Thousands of our neighbors throughout New Jersey are facing
or will face this crisis without your help.
New Jersey SHARES (Statewide Heating Assistance and Referral for Energy
Services) is in immediate need of public contributions to continue providing
temporary assistance to individuals and families who fall behind in paying
their utility bills. Due to an unprecedented demand created by the combination
of a very severe winter and a slow economy, New Jersey SHARES has exhausted
its funds in a number of counties. NJ SHARES is unable to help seniors,
persons with disabilities and households facing a temporary crisis this
summer. Please help us to help our neighbors. NJ SHARES, neighbors helping
Tax deductible contributions can be made either online or via regular
mail. For your convenience, secure online contributions can be made by
going to our online Donations page. If you prefer to make a contribution
by mail, you may send a check or money order payable to New Jersey SHARES.
A printable donations form is also available.