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For Immediate Release
June 18, 2015

Contact Russ Reno, Communications and Legislative Services, (office) 402-471-8287 or (cell) 402-450-7318, or

DHHS Helps Nebraskans Cool Down with Fans,
Bill Payment Assistance

Lincoln – The Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with 59 organizations in 20 Nebraska counties to distribute fans to citizens to better cope with summer’s higher temperatures.
The recipients of the fans are determined by the organizations that distribute them.
Persons seeking a fan should call the telephone number of the organization nearest them for more information. (A list follows of organizations distributing fans.)
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.
Funds also are available through the DHHS cooling program to assist low-income individuals and families with bill payments. Applications can be requested online at:, or by calling 1-800-383-4278, or any local DHHS office.
To be eligible for the cooling program, a person 70 years of age or older, or receiving ADC and have a child six years of age or younger,  or a person who is more susceptible to heat because of their medical condition, must live in the household. The annual income limits are:  
SIZE OF                                             ANNUAL
HOUSEHOLD                                     INCOME
1                                                         $13,537
2                                                         $18,247
3                                                         $22,956
4                                                         $27,666
5                                                         $32,376
6                                                         $37,085
7                                                         $41,795
8                                                         $46,504
For each additional household member, add $4,710. Additional information can be found at:
​City ​Agency ​Address ​Phone
​Albion ​Boone County Health Center ​723 W Fairview St. ​402-395-5165
​Alliance ​NWCA ​1028 East 3rd St. ​308-762-4523
​Auburn ​Growing Great Kids ​2511 Schneider Ave. ​402-274-8595
​Auburn ​SENCA ​1908 O St. ​402-274-4666
​Bellevue ​ENCAP Sarpy Office ​1908 Hancock St. ​402-292-2961
​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 ​102 North Center ​402-762-3463
​Creighton ​Northeast Nebraska Community Action ​808 Chase Ave. ​402-358-5297
​Crete ​Blue Valley Community Action ​245 E 9th St, Ste. 1 ​402-826-2376
​Crete ​Crete Public Health ​995 East Hwy 33, Ste. 1 ​402-826-6694
​David City ​Blue Valley Community Action ​416 E St. ​402-367-4347
​Fairbury ​Blue Valley Community Action ​624 5th St. ​402-729-5568
​Fairbury ​Heritage Care Center ​909 17th St. ​402-729-2289
​Falls City ​SENCA ​1700 Stone St. ​402-245-5284
​Franklin ​Community Action Partnership of Mid NE ​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 South 8th St. ​402-759-3564
​Geneva ​Fillmore County Senior Services ​1320 G St. ​402-759-4922
​Gering ​Carpenter Center ​116 Terry Blvd. ​308-635-8422
​Grand Island ​Central NE Community Services ​2525 W Lincoln Hwy ​308-385-5500
​Hastings ​Catholic Social Services ​515 W 3rd St. ​402-463-2112
​Hastings ​Catholic Social Services ​333 W 2nd St. ​402-463-2112
​Hebron ​Blue Valley Community Action ​135 North 4th St. ​402-768-6704
​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 ​2635 O St. ​402-477-3446
​Lincoln ​Catholic Social Services ​2241 O St. ​402-474-1600
​Lincoln ​Cedars ​6601 Pioneers Blvd. ​308-360-2818
​Lincoln ​Center for People in Need ​3901 North 27th St., Unit #1 ​402-476-4357  ext. 217
​Lincoln ​Community Action ​210 O St. ​402-471-4515 ext. 149
​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 ​Ponca Tribe of Nebraska ​1701 E St. ​402-438-9222
​Lincoln ​LPS Homeless Outreach Program ​5905 O St. ​402-326-3440
​Lincoln ​Salvation Army ​2625 Potter St. ​402-474-6263
​Lincoln ​St. Vincent De Paul ​2215 O St. ​402-435-7968
​Loup City ​Central NE Community Services ​617 O St. ​308-745-0780
​McCook ​CAP ​108 West C ​308-345-1187
​Nebraska City ​SENCA ​917 Wildwood Lane Ste. C ​402-873-6459
​Nebraska City ​Nebraska City Center for Children and Families ​917 Wildwood Lane ​402-873-6502
​Norfolk ​Northeast Nebraska Community Action ​1405 Riverside Blvd. ​402-371-0377
​Norfolk ​Salvation Army ​112 North 7th St. ​402-379-4663
​North Platte ​Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska ​901 East 10th St. ​308-532-3250
​O’Neill ​Central Nebraska Community Services ​202 S. 10th St. ​402-336-4298
​Omaha ​College of St. Mary ​7000 Mercy Road ​402-399-2474
​Omaha ​ENCAP ​2406 Fowler St. ​402-453-5656 ext. 215
​Omaha ​Holy Family Church ​1715 Izard St. ​402-341-6561
​Omaha ​Health Center Assn. of NE ​3929 S. 147th St. Ste. 100A ​402-932-3084
​Omaha ​Project Hope ​6201 N. 60th St. ​402-453-7649
​Omaha ​Olson Center for Women's Health ​Nebraska Medical Center ​402-559-5352
​Omaha ​Open Door Mission ​2706 North 21st E ​402-422-1111
​Omaha ​Salvation Army-MASS ​3612 Cuming St. ​402-898-5853
​Omaha ​Salvation Army-ARC ​2551 Dodge St. ​402-342-4135
​Pawnee City ​SENCA ​549 F St. ​402-852-2208
​Pender ​Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership ​603 Earl St. ​402-385-6300 or
​Plattsmouth ​SENCA ​702 Main St. ​402-297-7418
​Seward ​Blue Valley Community Action ​105 South 6th St. ​402-643-6425
​South Sioux City ​Northeast Nebraska Community Action ​2120 Dakota Ave., Ste. A ​402-494-8312
​Tecumseh ​SENCA ​172 South 4th ​402-335-2134
​Tekamah ​Chatt Sr. Center ​1124 South 13th St. ​402-374-2570
​Wilber ​Saline Elder Care ​109 West 3rd St. ​402-821-3330
​York ​Blue Valley Community Action ​3401 North Lincoln Ave. ​402-362-3516
​York ​Blue Valley Community Action ​3401 North Lincoln Ave. ​402-395-2191