Metropolitan Utilities District established the Heat Aid Fund in 1983 and contracts with several agencies to administer the program.
Since its inception, the Fund has served approximately 35,000 customers, including older adults, people with disabilities and families in crisis. The fund distributes $200,000 on average each year to help customers pay their utility bills.
There are several ways to donate to the Fund:
- Write an amount on the front of your bill statement as a one-time gift or specify an amount to begin a monthly pledge. Heat-Aid contributions may be changed or canceled at any time by calling M.U.D., 402.554.6666.
- Download and complete form and send to:
Heat Aid Fund
Metropolitan Utilities District
1723 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68102-1960
- Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 3, 2018, to participate in the Heat the Streets Run and Walk for Warmth at Werner Park.
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consult your tax adviser if you have questions.
If you need help to pay heating bills, the first step is to contact the Nebraska Energy Assistance Program at 800.383.4278 or apply on-line at www.dhhs.ne.gov. To find out more about eligibility requirements, call the United Way of the Midland's call center at 2-1-1.