Help Available for Winter Heating Bills - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/9/05

Help Available for Winter Heating Bills

Nineteen percent of Lubbockites will not be able to turn on their heaters this winter, because if they do, they won't be able to pay their bills.

Heating prices are expected to double and possibly triple this winter. That's why the Department of Family and Protective Services is asking you to help Lubbock's low income families pay their heating bills.

"Our goal is to make sure that no one in Lubbock County has to make it through the winter without heat," said Greg Cunningham with the Department of Family and Protective Services.

There are several ways you can donate. One is by supporting local charity organizations like Catholic Family Services, Greenlawn Church of Christ, Lubbock County General Assistance, Neighborhood House, Quaker Avenue Church of Christ, Salvation Army and Vandelia Church of Christ. These businesses help low income families pay their utility bills.

You can also send a donation to West Texas Opportunities Inc, P.O. Box 1308, Lamesa, Texas 79331. Indicate on the check your donation is for APS or Adult Protective Services.

LP&L and Atmos are also urging customers to call to set up budget billing or payment plans if you think you'll need help this winter.

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