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Firestarter: Stephen King Keeps Families Warm
Celebrity Charities – After reports that the federal government would be cutting $30 million in heating assistance to residents in Maine this year, Stephen King announced that the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation would match donations raised by his Bangor, Maine radio station, to pay for the heating of low-income residents.
“This economy is terrible and Tabitha and I both worry so much about Bangor because it is truly a working-class town and we are always looking for ways to help,” said King in an interview with Bangor Daily News.
The Bangor radio station is trying to raise $70,000 to aid the local residents, whose only advice from Bangor’s community services, is “how to stay safe in a cold house this winter, avoiding fire risks and carbon monoxide poisoning, and recommending moving in with friends or family in order to survive this winter.”
“The cost goes up, the need goes up and the assistance goes down,” says King. “That’s the bottom line. That’s what is happening. We are chipping in. Can we raise the whole amount? I don’t know, but we’ll do what we can.”
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