In an effort to help local households prepare for next winter Mid Michigan Community Action is currently offering deliverable home heating fuel to mid-Michigan community members.
“We are urging our neighbors to think proactively. Right now, resources are available to replenish fuel sources. Ahead of next winter, Mid Michigan wants to get residents prepared long before their fuel is depleted,” said Jill Sutton, executive director of Mid Michigan Community Action. “Removing the urgency from the situation will make the transition from fall to winter less stressful for our neighbors.”
Residents of Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Mecosta, Midland and Osceola Counties can gain the peace of mind that comes with being well-equipped for cold weather by applying for propane, fuel oil, wood, heating fuel pellets and other deliverable home heating fuels available through Mid Michigan.
Assistance is also available for those that were unable to pay metered utility bills during this past winter and have received shutoff notices.
“This service has a positive impact on so many people because it provides relief to low-income households that would otherwise struggle to pay for heating costs and keep their homes warm,” said Abby Lowery, outreach services provider for Mid Michigan.
During 2015, Mid Michigan provided nearly $2 million dollars in emergency heat and utility services to more than 4,000 local community members.
Funding availability is limited and is subject to State of Michigan eligibility requirements. For more information, contact the nearest Mid Michigan Community Action office. Click here for a list of locations.