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Mayor Sarno and State Officials attend Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Valley Opportunity Council’s new Office for Fuel Assistance

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and State Representatives Bud Williams, Carlos Gonzalez and Orlando Ramos joined with Steve Huntley, Executive Director for the Valley Opportunity Council (VOC) for a special ribbon cutting ceremony for their new storefront office to serve those in need of fuel assistance.

Mayor Sarno stated, “Now more than ever is fuel assistance needed.  I want to thank Valley Opportunity Council Executive Director Steve Huntley and his team for their efforts in helping those in need, especially as the winter season and colder weather is quickly coming upon us.  Special shoutout to Paul Robbins for his efforts in helping and advocating for those in need in our community too.”  

VOC has been providing fuel assistance to families in all communities in Hampden County and is now the agency of record for providing fuel assistance for income-eligible residents of the city of Springfield.  Residents will be able to apply for fuel assistance at their new 555 State Street location.

Those interested in applying for fuel assistance can visit the State Street office or call: (413) 552-1548 or email: More info is also available online at

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