Lubbock residents receive assistance with utility bills

Lubbock residents receive assistance with utility bills

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Lubbock's Neighborhood House partnered with Atmos Energy's Share the Warmth Program to attend to the needs of many area residents who are saddled with delinquent or current natural gas bills. 

Lubbock resident, Diana Kanmore, said, "It's nice to know that there are still people in the world that are nice enough to do stuff like this just out of the kindness of their hearts."

Resident Tera Johnson said, "It's just a blessing all around for everybody, for poor people who are struggling to make ends meet."

The Neighborhood House Program Director Joy Loper said it's mission is to help everyone in need when it comes to utility services.

"Many of the people that we serve are seriously the most fragile in our area the elderly, the disabled, families with children five and younger," Johnson said.

Marinda Heinrich with Atmos Energy said, "We partner with them to help disseminate those funds to customers who may be delinquent in their bill or they may have been turned off for non pay this way they can get caught up on their bills."  

The only requirement to qualify for this assistance is to be an Atmos Energy customer, have a copy of your utility bill or account and not have received more than three Share the Warmth pledges in the past year. 

The Director of Energy Assistance with Atmos Energy, Dan Alderson, said that the purpose of Atmos Energy is to help it's clients and not put a strain on them.

"It's not about Atmos Energy's ability to disconnect a customer who is passed due, it's about our ability to keep them connected and that's what we are doing today," Alderson said.

To receive more information about the next Utility Assistance Blitz, visit the Atmos Energy website. 

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