The Newtown Rotary Foundation, a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, has established the Newtown Rotary Utility Relief Fund. This fund will provide needed resources to Newtown families and individuals severely impacted financially due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The specifics of the Fund are as follows:
Who Will This Fund Help?
Individuals and families that are unable to afford their utility bills (electric and gas) and have fallen behind in payments due to illness, unemployment, or reduced employment income.
How Does Someone Apply For Relief Funds?
The Town of Newtown Department of Human Services will accept requests for assistance and will determine need. Requests for assistance will be kept private and will only be known by the Case Workers employed by the Newtown Department of Human Services. Payments will be made directly to the Utility Company on behalf of any approved applicant. A maximum benefit of $100 per household is in place until additional funds become available. The Newtown Department of Human Services can be contacted at: (203) 270-4330
How Much Is Available In The Fund?
The initial funding of $5,000 comes from the Newtown Rotary Foundation. Up to an additional $5,000 is available for matching any contributions from the public. It is our hope that additional sources of funding will be become available from generous donors in our community to assist our fellow neighbors.
How To Make A Donation?
Visit the Newtown Rotary website at: www.newtownctrotary.org , or make checks payable to Newtown Rotary Foundation-Utility Relief and mail to: P.O. Box 263, Newtown, CT 06470
The Newtown Rotary Club has been active in the Newtown community since 1939 and consists of all volunteers who provide community services in many ways throughout the year.
Oversight of the Fund will be provided by members of the Newtown Rotary Club and Newtown Rotary Foundation.