The Heat Aid Fund was established by M.U.D. in 1983 and is administered by several agencies including The Salvation Army. The Fund has served more than 35,000 customers since its inception.
How it works - If you need help to pay utility bills, the first step is to contact the Nebraska Energy Assistance Program at 1.800.383.4278 or apply on-line.
- Recipients must have received a shut-off notice and have made an attempt to qualify for assistance under other governmental programs.
- The applicant must reside in the District's service area, be age 60 or older; or disabled (proof of disability is required); or be in a crisis situation.
- No more than $500 per household in a heating season.
- Applicants have to work with The Salvation Army on general budgeting skills and have a consistent payment history.
Make an appointment - To make an appointment for an interview, call The Salvation Army at 402.898.6090.
More resources - Call 2-1-1, the United Way of the Midlands call center, for referral to other community resources.
Donate - All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consult your tax adviser if you have questions. There are several easy ways to give:
- Write an amount on the front of your bill statement. The amount you specify will begin a monthly pledge. I understand Heat-Aid contributions may be changed or canceled at any time by calling M.U.D., 402.554.6666.
- Download and complete Give to Heat Aid (located at left in 'Related Resources') and send to:
Heat Aid Fund
Metropolitan Utilities District
1723 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68102-1960
- Mail contributions directly to:
Heat Aid Fund
c/o Common Fund of the Heartland
PO Box 301
Omaha, NE 68101
Your gift will be acknowledged.