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Cold temperatures show need for energy help

With days of sub-zero temperatures and wind chills this winter, low-income Ohioans need assistance through EHEAP now more than ever.

The Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (EHEAP) provides utility payment assistance for residents facing a shut off, or assistance for those whose bulk fuel supplies are running low.

“Avoiding a utility shut-off or maintaining a home heating supply are vital for residents’ health and safety in winter,” WSOS Basic Needs Specialist Joyce McCauley-Benner said. “If you need help, don’t hesitate to call.”

To qualify, households must be threatened with disconnection, have been disconnected or have less than a 25 percent supply of bulk fuel. Households must also have a gross income at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty level (e.g. $43,050/family of four).

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-888-441-4327, or visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov. For more information on WSOS Community Action Commission services, call 1-800-775-9767 or visit www.wsos.org.