JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The recent cold snap has many families struggling to pay utility bills.
Crowley's Ridge Development Council has received many calls lately from individuals and families needing assistance.
The CRDC's crisis program, offered through Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps those who are having trouble pay their utility bill.
"Crisis is when they have a disconnect notice or a shut-off notice," CRDC Human Services Coordinator Rhonda Keiter said. "Then we can pay up to $500 to get their services restored in order to try and help them."
Benefits provided to each household depend on factors such as household size, household income, and cost of utilities for the households.
"It is cold and we don't want anyone to lose their electricity especially the older people and the people with children," Keiter said.
They will start accepting applications Feb. 1.
For more information, call the Jonesboro office at 935-8610.
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