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  • Nov. 25, 2016 - 1:58 PM

Energy assistance programs shared by Atlanta Gas Light

As Georgians prepare for fall temperatures, those needing help with their energy bills can looks to these resources for help.  

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps eligible customers pay for their winter heating service and also may cover certain cooling expenses for customers with specific medical conditions. Eligibility is based on household size and income.

  • Early enrollment for seniors and people with disabilities began on Nov. 1 and general enrollment begins Dec. 1.

  • Applications for all energy assistance programs can be made through a local Community Action Agency or nonprofit organization. The assistance is available in all 159 counties in Georgia.

  • If a participant qualified for LIHEAP last year, he or she must reapply by submitting the state recertification form, along with all other required documents, to their local agencies.

For more information about Georgia LIHEAP, call 1-877-423-4746 or visit http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/en...  for a list of other resources.

  • H.E.A.T – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) distributes Heating Energy Assistance Team (H.E.A.T.) funds statewide through local community action agencies. H.E.A.T. funds assist households experiencing a potential loss of energy service or households that are in need of getting service restored. Customers can visit www.heatga.org or call 678-406-0212 to discuss eligibility.

  • Senior Discount program – Atlanta Gas Light will provide eligible senior citizens with a discount of $14 a month on their natural gas bills. The monthly discount is reflected on the bill they receive from their natural gas provider. For more information on eligibility, please contact your provider.

  • Hope Works (formerly Resource Service Ministries) – HopeWorks helps low-income widows in the greater-Atlanta area with weatherization assistance for homes, gas furnace repairs and general maintenance. For more information, call 404-872-0167 or visit www.hopeworks4us.org .

  • United Way – Customers can call United Way’s 2-1-1 number for a listing of other agencies that can assist with available funding.

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Georgia Gives Day commemorated Nov. 17

Georgia Gives Day brought together more than 54,000 donors to donate to nonprofits across Georgia on Thursday, Nov. 17. Since 2012, Georgia Gives Day has inspired donors to give upwards of $9 million. Beyond the dollars, Georgia Gives Day, led by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, highlights the work and worth of Georgia’s nonprofits that address a variety of causes and are an essential part of community building.

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Local business connections & opportunities

Dec. 2

Young Professionals Holiday Event, 4:30- 7:30 p.m. Blalock Lakes

650 Blalock Lakes Drive, Newnan. For more information, visit www.newnancowetachamber.org.

Dec. 6

Managing and Motivating Millennials webinar. 12- 1 p.m., The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, 23 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan. For more information, visit www.newnancowetachamber.org .

Dec. 7

Coweta’s Women of Prosperity Luncheon- 11:15 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., Newnan Country Club, 1356 Highway 29 N, Newnan. For more information, visit  www.newnancowetachamber.org .

Dec. 8

Business After Hours, 5:30- 7:00 p.m. Piedmont Newnan Hospital, 745 Poplar Road, Newnan. For more information, visit www.newnancowetachamber.org .

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