Limited emergency energy assistance through LIHEAP

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Reporter: Mychaela Bruner
Photographer: Chad Darnall

MAYFIELD, Ky—The winter weather has some families desperate to stay warm.  If your stuck in a bind without heat, your family may soon be in luck.

Sign ups for emergency energy assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, continued today.  To apply, you need your most recent heating bill, or verification heating expenses are included in rent, social security cards for every member of the household and proof of household income.

LIHEAP Director Tony Dowdy said he wants to help as many families as possible, but money is tight.

"We can only help a small amount with maybe five or six families, but we can do more for them if they're able to hold off until the 13th," said Dowdy.  Applications for energy assistance crisis can be made from January 13th through the end of March.

If you would like to help families stay warm throughout the winter, you can donate to the LIHEAP program by contacting the office at (270) 247-4046.

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