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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2011

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Jeanne Atkinson, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-8287

DHHS Provides Fans to Help Nebraskans Cool Down

Sound bites on this topic are available at http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/audio.aspx.

Lincoln – Fans are available to low-income, aged or disabled people and families in many communities in Nebraska. The fans were purchased with funds from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program which is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services.

DHHS has partnered with local organizations to help get the fans to the people who need them. Positive feedback is being received on the value of the program.

In addition to the fan distribution program, there is help for low-income individuals and families through the cooling program. To be eligible for the cooling program, a member in the household must be 70 or older or have specific medical conditions which make that person susceptible to heat. Applications can be completed online at http://ACCESSNebraska.ne.gov or requested by calling 1-800-383-4278 or any local DHHS office.

The household (HH) resource limit for the cooling program is $5,000 and annual income limits are:

Household Size

Income Limit

1

$12,570

2

$19,913

3

$21,242

4

$25,585

5

$29,928

6

$34,257

7

$38,600

8

$42,943

9

$47,272

10

$51,565

Each Additional Member: $ 4,343

For more information, go to http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/children_family_services/Pages/fia_energy.aspx.

Fans are distributed through the following agencies across the state:

  • Note: Individuals in these locations should call the number listed for information on getting a fan. The locations are as follows:

Ainsworth, Central NE Community Services, 119 N Main Street, 402-387-1035

Albion, Boone County Health Center, PO Box 151, 402-395-5165

Auburn, SE NE Community Action, 905 Central Avenue, 402-274-4666

Beatrice, Salvation Army, 624 Market Street, 402-223-3341

Broken Bow, Central NE Community Services, PO Box 276, 308-872-6013

Clay Center, Clay Center Food Pantry, 1051 Road 312, 402-469-1809

Columbus, Central NE Community Services, 3262 53rd Avenue, 402-564-1124

Crete, Blue Valley Community Action, "235 E 9th Street, Suite 1", 402-826-2376

Fairbury and Hebron, Blue Valley Community Action, 620 5th Street – Fairbury, 402-729-5568

Falls City, SE NE Community Action, Courthouse – 1700 Stone Street, 402-245-5284

Fremont, Salvation Army, 701 North I Street, 402-721-0930

Geneva, Blue Valley Community Action, 130 South 8th Street, 402-759-3564

Gering, Carpenter Center, 116 Terry Blvd, 308-635-8422

Grand Island, Salvation Army, 818 West 3rd Street, 308-382-4822

Hastings, Salvation Army, 400 South Burlington Avenue, 402-463-0529

Kearney, Salvation Army, 1719 Central Avenue, 308-234-9990

Kearney, Community Action Partnership, 16 West 11th Street, 308-865-5675

Lexington, Goodwill, 2401 Plum Creek Parkway, 308-324-7277

Lincoln, Center for People in Need, 3901 North 27th Street, 402-476-4357

Lincoln, Catholic Social Services, 2241 O Street, 402-474-1600

Lincoln, Indian Center, 1100 Military Road, 402-438-5231

Lincoln, Community Action Program, 210 O Street, 402-471-4515

Lincoln, Salvation Army, 2625 Potter Street, 402-474-6263

Lincoln, Asian Community and Cultural Center, 2615 O Street, 402-477-3446

McCook, Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebr, 108 West C, 308-345-1187

Nebraska City, SE NE Community Action, 917 Wildwood Lane, 402-873-6459

North Platte, Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebr, 900 East 10th Street, 308-532-3250

Norfolk, Salvation Army, 112 North 7th, 402-379-4663

Omaha, Eastern NE Community Action Program, 2406 Fowler Street, 402-453-5656

Omaha, Eastern NE Office on Aging, 4223 Center Street, 402-444-6596

Omaha, Heart Ministry Center, 2222 Binney Street, 402-451-2321

Omaha, Salvation Army , 3612 Cuming Street, 402-898-5900

Omaha, Together Inc., 1616 Cass Street, 402-345-8047

O’Neill, Central NE Community Services, 202 South 10th Street, 402-336-4298

Ord, Central NE Community Services, PO Box 509 – Loup City, 308-745-0780

Plattsmouth, SE NE Community Action, 172 South 4th Street, 402-296-4477

Tecumseh, SE NE Community Action, 702 Main Street, 402-335-2134

Tekamah, Chatt Center, 1124 South 13trh Street, 402-374-2570

Wilber, Saline Elder Care, 109 West 3rd Street, 402-821-402-821-3330

Wisner, Goldenrod Hills, 1119 Avenue E, 402-529-3513

York, Blue Valley Community Action, 3401 North Lincoln, 402-362-3516