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Coalition raises $8.4m to help needy through winter

Despite a harsh long-range weather forecast and a looming fiscal cliff, non-profit leaders are committed to providing adequate food, heat, housing, and health care to the people of Massachusetts this winter.

Leaders of MassNeeds, a collaboration among 41 foundations and corporations, announced Tuesday that they had raised $8.4 million to get Bay Staters through the frigid season.

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