Summer Crisis Program ends Aug. 31

GREENVILLE – The 2018 Summer Crisis Program will end August 31; however, Miami Valley Community Action Partnership (Miami Valley CAP) is still assisting eligible clients at this time.

The agency has provided $16,000 in one-time monetary benefits to more than 130 households throughout the Miami Valley since the program started on July 1. These benefits provide bill payment assistance for those with documented medical conditions or persons 60 years of age or older. Miami Valley CAP has also provided $26,000 worth of benefits for more than 150 households in the form of new air conditioning units. In addition, the agency has spent more than $1,000 repairing existing air conditioning systems whenever possible.

Director of Energy Assistance Programs, Keelie Gustin, says Miami Valley CAP has enough resources to continue helping clients until the deadline.

“We are still accepting applications and expect to keep serving eligible households in need right up to Aug. 31 this year,” Gustin said. Households needing to make an appointment for Summer Crisis relief can call 937-514-4777 or go online to http://mvcap.capscheduler.com. Gustin also pointed out August is Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Action Month.

Miami Valley Community Action Partnership is a 501(c)3 private, nonprofit Community Action Agency, committed to eliminating the causes and conditions of poverty and promoting self-sufficiency by providing programs and services in the Miami Valley. Contact Jim Ingram at (937) 341-5000 ext.150 | James.Ingram@mvcap.com.

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