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Heating and Cooling Assistance
The Salvation Army provides year-round Energy Assistance. Energy assistance is available based on specific community need and community resources. Eligible applicants may receive energy assistance for natural gas, electric power, home heating/cooling equipment repair, weatherization, wood, fuel oil and propane gas.
Enter your home zip code in the Find A Center box to locate a Salvation Army near you. If you do not live near a local Salvation Army, please open the Service Unit Zip Code attachment below. The Salvation Army provides Service Extension assistance to these zip codes areas. If you reside in one of those zip code areas, please call 1-800-699-3439 ext. 5885 for assistance.
SALVATION ARMY ACCEPTING CALLS FOR HEAT ASSISTANCE
Heat Aid Fund to Operate Year-Round
The Heat Aid hotline is 402-898-5966. The Heat Aid Fund was established by M.U.D. in 1983 and is administered by The Salvation Army. The Fund has served more than 25,000 older and physically or mentally challenged customers since its inception. The Heat Aid Fund will operate on a year-around basis to provide older and disabled neighbors with greater access to funds for utility bills. Previously, the program ran for six months out of the year.
Monetary donations can be made through monthly billing statements, on-line at givesalvationarmy.org or mailed directly to The Salvation Army, 3612 Cuming Street, Omaha NE 68131. The Salvation Army also partners with utility companies outside the M.U.D. service area including Black Hills Energy. Residents who reside in these areas (outside the Omaha MUD area) can contact The Salvation Army Service Extension Office at 1-800-699-3439 ext. 5885 directly for more information. Assistance is also offered year-round. Residents of Council Bluffs may contact the local Salvation Army for heat assistance by calling 712-328-2088. Applicants must make their first request for aid through the government programs.
Those who qualify for assistance must have received a heating service shut off notice, be of age 60 or older, or suffer from a medical disability. The Salvation Army will also take the applicants' payment history into consideration.