During the late 1970’s, a world-wide oil embargo caused an escalation in home energy costs. Despite the best efforts of state and federal government energy programs, the working-poor of Connecticut were still struggling to meet their energy needs and provide food and shelter for their families. In 1977, then Governor Ella Grasso, Father Thomas Lynch and leaders in the banking, insurance, and utility industries created a temporary crisis intervention program and named it Operation Fuel. The mission they gave to this new organization was to raise and provide funding to the families in our state who were falling through the gaps.
Now more than 40 years later, Operation Fuel is still devoted to caring for the most vulnerable members of Connecticut’s population. We are devoted to responding to the energy needs of the communities we operate in and to providing warmth and light on the coldest, darkest nights of the year.