The Citgo-Venezuela Heating Oil Program has donated free heating oil to more than 1.7 million Americans in 25 states and the District of Columbia since 2005, reports The program is a partnership between the Venezuelan state oil company Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., its subsidiary CITGO and Citizens Energy Corp., a nonprofit organization founded by former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II that provides discounted and free home heating services and supplies to needy households in the United States and abroad.

Read the full articlehere.[Editor’s update: The program’s future is unknown after the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.]