Give the gift of warmth by making a donation

Operation Fuel is asking for donations to the nonprofit energy assistance program.

More than 300,000 Connecticut households will not be able to afford their energy bills this winter, the agency said in a press release.

Donations for Operation Fuel may be made at or mailed to Operation Fuel, 75 Charter Oak Ave., Suite 2-240, Hartford, CT 06106.

Donations may also be made through Operation Fuel’s Add-a-Dollar program when paying monthly utility bills.

Operation Fuel’s statewide network of fuel banks began taking applications for the winter program on Dec. 1. Anyone who needs emergency energy assistance should call 2-1-1.