OCTOBER 6, 2014, FITCHBURG, Mass. — Unitil and United Way of North Central Massachusetts are hosting a heating assistance forum for area nonprofit organizations, Nov. 6 at the Colonial Hotel, Gardner.

This is the 14th year that the event has been held. Heating assistance and energy efficiency programs are reviewed in detail.

“This is a great way to get the most recent heating assistance program information to local front-line agencies,” Alec O’Meara, media relations manager for Unitil said. “With electric supply rates up throughout New England this winter, it will be crucial for these agencies to have the best information available on how to assist customers.”

Nonprofit agencies interested in attending the event, which starts at 8:30 a.m., Nov. 6, should RSVP to United Way of North Central Massachusetts at 978-345-1577 or maribeth@uwncm.org.