Dominion, Salvation Army announce emergency winter energy assistance program

Local Ohio Salvation Army offices are now accepting applications for Dominion East Ohio’s EnergyShare program, which helps families who have exhausted all other forms of winter energy assistance. EnergyShare is entering its 14th year in Ohio.

To qualify for one-time EnergyShare assistance, a person must live in the Dominion service area, be a Dominion customer and must have: a household income no higher than 175 percent of the federal poverty level, be unemployed or demonstrate a need for assistance; exhausted all other state and federal energy assistance; and received a shutoff notice or the service has already disconnected.

Dominion works with local Salvation Army offices to help eligible participants. Every dollar contributed to this fund goes to pay recipients’ Dominion East Ohio heating bills.

EnergyShare https://www.dom.com/residential/dominion-east-ohio/in-the-community/energyshare) is supported by donations from Dominion customers, employees and EnergyShare partners. Dominion covers the program’s administrative costs, allowing all donations to go toward paying heating bills. Local Salvation Army offices in the Dominion service area accept applications for EnergyShare assistance and administer distribution of the funds. In the past decade, EnergyShare has helped more than 66,500 area people, including more than 4,500 last year.

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