Delmarva Agencies Inform Community about Heating Bill Assistance Available to Local Residents

On Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, U.S. Senator Tom Carper teamed up with representatives from First State Community Action Agency, Catholic Charities, Delmarva Power, Chesapeake and the Salvation Army to highlight home heating assistance that is available to Delawareans in need. Press and community members attended the event held at First State's office in Georgetown. Representatives spoke about Delaware Energy Assistance program, LIHEAP (oil, gas, and electrical) assistance, budget billing and bill pay assistance,energy conservation, winterization tips, and heating repair and replacement services offered to help residents keep warm. They include Bernice Edwards (First State CAA), Mike Hoy (Delmarva Power), Capt. Tim Sheehan (Salvation Army), Dave Detrick (Chesapeake Utilities), Donna Forrest (Catholic Charities) and Senator Tom Carper. After last week’s below freezing temperatures, and another drop in temperatures coming next week, Delawareans may find they need help paying their bills and keeping the heat on this winter," Senator Carper initially said in a statement provided by his office. "The idea here is to stretch the federal dollar to stretch the non-profit dollars by making sure the heating equipment and the cooling equipment is actually working as it should," Carper added. While there were no new programs to highlight, Senator Carper says the point of his trip to Georgetown is to make people aware of the help that is available in Sussex County.

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