LOCK HAVEN - With record-high prices at the pump and rising grocery costs, many area families and senior citizens are struggling to make ends meet.
As we approach winter and the expected high home heating prices, many families and individuals may be forced to make difficult choices between heating their homes and other necessities like nutritious food and health care.
Ingram Fuels - a fuel oil, propane and coal dealer serving Centre and Clinton counties - is helping those less fortunate stay warm this winter by collecting new blankets from the community and then distributing them to organizations who serve those in need.
The Ingram Fuels Blanket Drive for the Needy is under way now and ends Nov. 4.
Blankets can be dropped off at Ingram Fuels' headquarters at 4187 Nittany Valley Dr., Howard; any Ingram's Markets; the YMCA in Bellefonte, State College and Lock Haven; and the State College Salvation Army.
The blankets will be distributed to the Youth Service Bureau, the Community Help Centre, the Out of the Cold: Centre County organization, the Salvation Army in Lock Haven and State College, the Clinton County United Way and to area shelters located in Centre and Clinton counties.