Summer cooling help available through GLCAP

Summer cooling assistance is now available to eligible residents of Ottawa, Wood, Sandusky and Seneca counties through Great Lakes Community Action Partnership. The GLCAP Summer Crisis Program provides low-income disabled or elderly residents with electric bill payments, as well as fans or air conditioner units to keep cool this summer.

Eligible low-income households must have an older household member (60 years or older), or must provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household member’s health. In some cases, the program can assist with central air conditioning unit repairs.

The program is available now through Aug. 31.

“While extreme heat is uncomfortable for many of us, heat can be especially serious for those who are elderly or have a chronic medical condition,” GLCAP Basic Needs Specialist Joyce McCauley-Benner said. “We encourage those who are without air conditioning or need cooling assistance to look into this program for help.”

To apply for the Summer Crisis Program, call the scheduling hotline at 1-888-441-4327, or schedule online via the link at www.glcap.org/summercooling. For additional information, visit www.energyhelp.ohio.gov or www.glcap.org/utilityhelp, or call 419-334-8911.

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