Updated: Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012, 5:23 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012, 5:23 PM EST
(WTNH) -- As the temperatures begin to dip, Operation Fuel says it needs your help.
The non-profit organization is preparing for its 36th year of providing emergency energy assistance to local families. And it says 1 in 5 households can't afford to pay their energy bill.
The group says it needs donations to help families keep warm.
Operation Fuel hopes to raise at least $1 million from individual donors this winter.
Donations for Operation Fuel can be sent to Operation Fuel, One Regency Drive, Suite 200, Bloomfield, CT 06002 or made online .