2018-10-10 / News

Help neighbors in need this winter by donating to HEAT

During the winter, many of us enjoy the comfort of a warm, cozy home. But thousands of low-income Georgians, including the elderly and disabled, often must choose between staying warm and buying food or paying for medication. As a result, many suffer from the cold weather because they are unable to pay their heating bills.

To help with this problem, the City of Waynesboro has partnered with the Heating Energy Assistance Team (HEAT) Inc. Launched in 1983, HEAT provides energy assistance to thousands of our state’s most vulnerable citizens each year and is the oldest statewide fuel fund in Georgia. Qualified households are able to receive help with heating bills regardless of the energy source – natural gas, propane, electricity, oil, wood, coal or other.

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services distributes HEAT funds through local community action agencies. Qualified households apply for assistance at the agency that serves their county. Applicants must meet special guidelines established for HEAT that include income eligibility.

For more information, contact HEAT at 678- 406-0212 or info@heatga.org.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

 Make a donation through your City of Waynesboro utility bill. Call 706.554.8000 to sign up.

 Donate online at heatga.org.

 Make your donation (check or money order) payable to HEAT and mail to: HEAT, P.O. Box 451008, Atlanta, GA 31145.

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