Cooling Assistance Program

By: Lisa Ferrari
By: Lisa Ferrari

June 12, 2006

Albemarle County is helping needy families beat the heat this summer.

Social Services is now accepting applications for the cooling assistance program. In many cases the county will pay up to $200.00 of your electric bill, fix broken units or even buy fans for those in need.

“The household has to have at least one vulnerable person in the home. What that means is they have to have at least one person who is 60 years or older, disabled, or age six and under to qualify,” said Ellen Steele of Albemarle County Social Services.

To find out if you qualify, visit the county office building or call 434-972-4010, and do it soon. Last year the program ran out of funding late in the season.

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