The Salvation Army is hoping to provide some relief of the summer heat to our neighbors in need. A new location in High Point just opened to serve Guilford County residents that are past due on their summer energy bill.
The Crisis Intervention Program helps families with payments to prevent or alleviate crisis situations due to cooling or heating needs. Individuals whose service has been disconnected, or who are in immediate danger of disconnection, may be eligible for assistance. The Crisis Intervention Program is a federally-funded program that is administered by The Salvation Army through the Guilford County Department of Social Services.
Anyone needing assistance will be required to bring with them identification, social security numbers for all household members, verification of all income, and the bill that needs assistance.
Major Don Vick, Corps Officer for The Salvation Army of Greensboro said “Staying cool is a necessity when temperatures are in the 90’s, but it isn’t always affordable. We see the need every day and we are grateful to be able to administer this assistance.”
The Salvation Army of Greensboro assisted over 8,000 people with utility payments last year. With the new location, it’s expected to serve 10,000 – 12,000 people this year.
If you or someone you know needs help with their energy bill, please come to one of the following locations:
The Salvation Army Center of Hope The Salvation Army
1311 South Eugene Street 301 W. Green Street
Greensboro, NC 27406 High Point, NC 27620
Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm
Greensboro Hotline: 336-235-0368
The Salvation Army
1200 Eastchester Drive
High Point, NC 27265
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
High Point Hotline: 336-875-8496