Keep The Heat On Campaign
January – April, 2019
What do you do when you’re struggling financially, and you have more bills to pay than money to pay them? That is the predicament so many of our clients face. During the winter months, those bills that don’t get paid are often the heat and electricity.
One of the services we offer is financial assistance with utility bills. When a family comes to us with a disconnect notice, we are able to work directly with the utility company in order to “Keep The Heat On!”
In November, we were notified that one of our sources for utility help was being cut in half – a $26,250 reduction in funding to help those who are behind and facing a shut-off. This cut in funding was completely unexpected.
We Need Your Help!
We are determined to meet these critical needs of our neighbors who are having their heat, electricity or water shut off. We are actively seeking new grants and other funding sources to replace those lost funds; however, securing new grant funding will take three to six months or more.
Clients don’t have time to wait. They need help now!
Announcing the “Keep The Heat On!” campaign…
During the months of January through April of 2019 we are asking supporters and friends of Help & Hope Center to dig deep and make an extra donation to help us replace $26,250 in utility assistance funding. These funds will be used exclusively for individuals and families facing utility shut-off and will literally help them keep the heat on.
Will you be a part of this important effort? Your generosity will make a real difference in our Douglas and Elbert county neighbors’ lives!
Thank you for helping them “Keep The Heat On!”
Did you know…
- In 2018, Help & Hope Center provided over $80,000 in utility assistance to Douglas and Elbert County residents.
- The average assistance amount per individual or family is about $350.
- We make payments directly with the utility company to ensure the heat and/or electricity will stay on.
- Most clients also receive over a week’s worth of groceries.