Program that helps pay utility bills running low on funds - WKRN News 2

Program that helps pay utility bills running low on funds

Posted: Updated: Aug 1, 2013 05:03 PM
SMYRNA, Tenn. -

An area program that helps people pay their utility bills in emergency situations is running low on funds.

The Smyrna-La Vergne Assistance Coalition desperately needs donations in order to continue helping low income residents who need assistance with things such as water and electric bills.

"We have people who are sick, grandparents raising grandchildren, people with no jobs and no insurance. Most of the people who come see us are in desperate need," said director Linda Brown.

The agency is now so strapped for cash that it can only keep its office doors open two days a month.

The director and board members are even giving money out of their own pockets to keep the program going.

"Just as human beings and Christians, that's what we're supposed to do.  We help our neighbors, help each other in the time of need because it could be me the next time," said board member Nancy Woodall.

The agency is trying to raise funds before it has to turn people away.

It is located inside Smyrna First United Methodist Church.

The office is open the second and fourth Monday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To apply for assistance you must bring identification, a social security card, proof of income and a copy of the bill that is due.

Anyone who would like to donate to the program is urged to call 615-530-1470.

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