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Warm Homes founder Kathy Wagner, center, receives a check at South Londonderry Elementary School from Student Council members Gillian Lynch, left, and Kristen LaPointe.

LONDONDERRY — Once again, the children in the Londonderry School District and their families showed their generosity by participating in Dollar Days, an annual event to benefit Warm Homes.

This year's campaign in December raised $2,230 to support the grassroots fuel assistance program started seven years ago by Kathy Wagner.

Each child was asked to bring in $1, so that all would feel as though they contributed to the program.

South Londonderry Elementary's school goal was to raise $551 — the number of students in the school — but they raised a grand total of $596.49.

Additionally, the Londonderry High School chapter of the National Honor Society donated $1,500 raised during their dodgeball charity event in November.

These donations will make it easier for 10 Londonderry families to keep their houses warm, according to Wagner.

She would like to remind residents there are still many months of winter weather ahead and contributions throughout the season are still needed.

"Requests for assistance are up from last year," Wagner said. "The goal is to have enough financial resources so no one in need goes without."

Warm Homes provides limited fuel assistance to Londonderry residents. Recipients are entitled to a onetime delivery of 100 gallons of heating fuel — oil, gas or the equivalent dollar amount toward electric heat or wood. The organization also will refer to other resources for those in need of continued assistance.

Donations of any amount will gladly be accepted, Wagner said, and no amount is too small. Checks may be made out to Londonderry Comforts with "Warm Homes" in the memo line.

Anyone interested in making a contribution may send donations to Warm Homes P.O. Box 329, Londonderry, 03053

Anyone in need of assistance can call the Warm Line at 232-9131 anytime and leave a message. The call will be returned as soon as possible.

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