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While Battling Cancer, Energy Grant Kept Christine Warm

November 2, 2017

Impact Stories

Christine had difficulty making ends meet when she was diagnosed with cancer two years ago. “I really needed this grant. I had no other option,” she said. As a middle school history teacher in Bay Ridge, Christine was unable to work following the diagnosis. This fall, Christine has been feeling stronger. “I love my students and I want to get back to them,” she said. “Most people don’t realize how crucial the energy grants are. Assistance is not just for a certain type of person. Many of us are one unexpected crisis away from needing a little help,” explained Joe Guarinello, Vice President of Energy Assistance and Community Development.