The Heating Security Task Force of the Pocono Alliance has diligently sought a solution to the harsh winters of Monroe County. In the fall of 2008, the Monroe County Area Agency on Aging, United Way of Monroe County, and Pocono Alliance approached Pennsylvania State Representatives John Siptroth and Mario Scavello to obtain funding that would be designated to help Monroe County residents stay warm throughout the winter. The Representatives enthusiastically responded to the call. The Monroe County Area Agency on Aging, Pocono Alliance, and United Way of Monroe County each received $10,000 in appropriations.
In photo from left to right: Stephen Washington, Pennsylvania State Representative John Siptroth’s Chief of Staff; Patty Fretz, Monroe County Area Agency on Aging Director; Michael Tukeva, Pocono Alliance Executive Director; Mathilda Sheptak, United Way of Monroe County Executive Director; and Pennsylvania State Representative Mario Scavello.