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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2013
 
CONTACT
Russ Reno, Communications and Legislative Services, (o) 402-471-8287, (c) 402-450-7318 russ.reno@nebraska.gov
 
DHHS Helps Nebraskans Cool Down with Fans, Bill Payment Assistance
 
Lincoln – Nebraskans with little cooling this summer can be helped with their bills or the availability of fans if they meet the qualifications for two Department of Health and Human Services programs, according to Thomas Pristow, director of Children and Family Services.  
 
DHHS has partnered with 63 organizations in 38 Nebraska communities to distribute fans to citizens. The recipients of the fans are determined by the organizations that distribute them, Pristow said.
 
Anyone seeking a fan should call the telephone number of the organization nearest them for more information, he said. (Note to editor:  See the list below for offices in your area.)
 
The fans were purchased with funds from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services administers the funds, he said.
 
“We expect hundreds of fans will be provided across the state to help individuals and families who are most likely to be affected by the hot weather,” Pristow said. “This is just one of many programs at DHHS that help people live better lives.”
 
Funds also are available through the DHHS cooling program to assist low-income individuals and families with bill payments, Pristow said. Applications can be requested online at http://www.ACCESSNebraska.ne.gov, or by calling 1-800-383-4278, or any local DHHS office, he said.
 
To be eligible for funds, a person 70 years of age or older, or a person who is more susceptible to heat because of their medical condition, must live in the household. The limit of a household’s financial resources to qualify for the cooling program is $5,000, and the annual income limits are:

​Household Size ​Income Limit
​1 ​$12,960
​2 ​$17,553
​3 ​$22,147
​4 ​$26,740
​5 ​$31,334
​6 ​$35,928
​7 ​$40,521
​8 ​$45,115
​9 ​$49,708
​10 ​$54,302
​ ​Each Additional Member $4,594
                                          
Additional information can be found at: http://dhhs.ne.gov/EnergyAssistance.
 
 
Community
Agency
Address
Phone No.
Albion
Boone County Health Center
723 W. Fairview
402-395-5165
Alliance
Northwest Community Action
Partnership
1028 E. 3rd St.
308-762-4523
Auburn
Southeast Nebraska Community Action
1908 O St.
402-274-4666
Beatrice
Salvation Army
624 Market St.
402-223-3341
Broken Bow
Central Nebraska Community
Services
924 E. SE St.
308-872-6013
Central City
Central Nebraska Community
Services
715 16th St.
308-946-3794
Clay Center
Clay Center Food Pantry
204 W. Fairfield
402-462-1817
Creighton
Northeast Nebraska Community Action
808 Chase Ave.
402-358-5297
Crete
Blue Valley Community Action
245 E. 9th St., Suite 1
402-826-2376
Crete
Crete Public Health
995 E. Highway 33, Suite 1
402-826-6694
David City
Blue Valley Community Action
416 E St.
402-367-4347
Falls City
Southeast Nebraska Community Action
Courthouse, 1700 Stone St.
402-245-5284
Franklin
Community Action Partnership
of Mid-Nebraska
631 15th Ave.
308-425-3726
Fremont
Low Income Ministry
549 N. H St.
402-727-6884
Fremont
Northeast Nebraska Community Action
605 N. Broad St.
402-721-0619
Fremont
Salvation Army
701 N. I St.
402-721-0930
Geneva
Blue Valley Community Action
130 S. 8th St.
402-759-3564
Geneva
Easter Seals Nebraska
918 N. 13th St.
402-462-3031
Gering
Carpenter Center
116 Terry Blvd.
308-635-8422
Grand Island
Central Nebraska Community
Services
2525 W. Lincoln Hwy
308-385-5500
Grand Island
Salvation Army
818 W. 3rd St.
308-381-7628
Hastings
Catholic Social Services
515 W. 3rd St.
402-463-2112
Hastings
Salvation Army
400 S. Burlington Ave.
402-463-0529
Holdrege
Christian Charity Funds
1419 East Ave.
308-995-2208
Holdrege
Salvation Army/North Park
Assembly Church
110 14th Ave.
308-995-2261
Kearney
Salvation Army
1719 Central Ave.
308-234-9998
Lincoln
Asian Community and Cultural
Center
2615 O St.
402-477-3446
Lincoln
Catholic Social Services
2241 O St.
402-474-1600
Lincoln
Center for People in Need
3901 N. 27th St., Unit #1
402-476-4357 104
Lincoln
Community Action Program
210 O St.
402-471-4515 149
Lincoln
Easter Seals Nebraska
8055 O St., Suite 110
402-462-3031
Lincoln
El Centro de las Americas
2032 U St.
402-474-3950
Lincoln
Good Neighbor Center
2617 Y St.
402-477-4173
Lincoln
Indian Center
1100 Military Road
402-438-5231
Lincoln
Salvation Army
2625 Potter St.
402-474-6263
Loup City
Central Nebraska Community
Services
617 O St.
308-745-0780
McCook
Community Action Partnership
of Mid-Nebraska
108 West C St.
308-345-1187
Nebraska City
Nebraska City Center for Children and Families
917 Wildwood Lane
402-873-6502
Nebraska City
Southeast Nebraska Community Action
917 Wildwood Lane, Suite C
402-873-6459
Norfolk
Northeast Nebraska Community Action
1405 Riverside Blvd.
402-371-0377
Norfolk
Salvation Army
112 N. 7th St.
402-379-4663
North Platte
Community Action Partnership
of Mid-Nebraska
901 E. 10th St.
308-532-3250
Omaha
Eastern Nebraska Community
Action Partnership
2406 Fowler St.
402-453-5656 215
Omaha
Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging
4223 Center St.
402-444-6536
Omaha
Holy Family Church
1715 Izard St.
402-341-6561
Omaha
Juan Diego Center
5211 S. 31st St.
402-731-5413
Omaha
Open Door Mission
2706 N. 21st St. E
402-422-1111
Omaha
Salvation Army
3612 Cuming St.
402-898-5900
Omaha
Together, Inc.
1616 Cass St.
402-345-8047
O’Neill
Central Nebraska Community
Services
202 S. 10th St.
402-336-4298
Pawnee City
Southeast Nebraska Community Action
549 F St.
402-852-2208
Pender
Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership
603 Earl St.
402-385-6300/or
877-529-2207
Plattsmouth
Southeast Nebraska Community Action
702 Main St.
402-297-7418
Seward
Blue Valley Community Action
105 S. 6th St.
402-643-6425
S. Sioux City
Northeast Nebraska Community Action
2120 Dakota Ave., Suite A
402-494-8312
Superior
Community Action Partnership
of Mid-Nebraska
410 N. Central
402-879-3715
Tecumseh
Southeast Nebraska Community Action
172 S. 4th St.
402-335-2134
Tekamah
Chatt Senior Center
1124 S. 13th St.
402-374-2570
Wilber
Saline Elder Care
109 W. 3rd St.
402-821-3330
York
Blue Valley Community Action
3401 N. Lincoln Ave.
402-362-3516
 

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