WSOS assists residents with electric bills

WSOS Community Action Commission continued to assist residents with their electric bills in August.
Wood County residents received the most help in August through the Summer Crisis Cooling program,
receiving $26,141 in benefits from the program.
These Wood County households received more than $16,000 in electric bill payments together with 38 air
conditioners and 81 fans distributed.
Sandusky County residents were runners-up in total assistance received at $20,597. Of the $20,597 total
for Sandusky County, $8,827 was used to assist households with electric bill payments with the remaining
money used to purchase 41 air conditioners and 91 fans.
In August, Ottawa County households received 19 air conditioners and 37 fans, and were assisted with
utility bills in the amount of $3,699, while the Seneca County households got 28 air conditioners and 38
fans, and were assisted with utility bills in the amount of $5,489.
A total of 807 households received assistance for this program year. This number is an increase from last
year’s total.
The total amount of assistance provided has also increased from last year’s program year from $82,337.11
to $151,911.40.
While this assistance is no longer available, residents should note that the winter heating assistance
program will begin Nov. 1. There is also assistance to enroll in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan
(PIPP) Plus program for customers of Columbia Gas, the American Electric Power Company, Toledo Edison,
Ohio Edison and Suburban Gas.
To make an appointment or for more information, contact WSOS at 1-888-441-4327.