Westwood Community Chest Launches Annual Fundraiser, Offers Financial Assistance to Westwood Residents


Image by Eugan Visan from Pixabay. This cat warming itself on a radiator is a reminder that Westwood Community Chest grants aid to residents in financial crisis by helping with payments to avoid utility shut-offs.

With the pressures of inflation, holiday expenditures, and home heating costs this season, Westwood Community Chest (WCC) is encouraging residents who need short-term financial help to apply for a WCC grant by filling out an application at https://westwoodcommunitychest.org/request-help/.

WCC is an almost entirely volunteer-run, community based, non-profit organization that provides short-term financial assistance to Westwood residents in need. Its application process is confidential. The grants that are awarded have helped residents regain their financial footing and security.

For the past 15 years, WCC grants have helped awardees avoid imminent eviction or foreclosure, have kept the heat and lights on and phone connected, and have paid for essential medicines, clothing, and transportation. Through WCC Campership Awards, WCC has also helped children of struggling families have some of the same enriching summer experiences as their peers.

WCC’s financial crisis grants to residents are made possible by community donations. In November, WCC has kicked off its annual fundraising campaign to replenish its resources. To learn more about the work of WCC, visit westwoodcommunitychest.org.

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