It is a Thanksgiving tradition in many families to sit around the kitchen table and tell each other what we are thankful for each year. Has having heat in your home ever made the list?
A successful program called the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helped about 400,000 Pennsylvanians keep their heat on through last year’s rough winter. Catholic Charities agencies across the state refer people in need to this important program. Catholic parishes frequently do the same for those they serve.
LIHEAP provides assistance to renters or homeowners in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.
The LIHEAP application process for the 2015-16 season is now underway, and officials encourage families to apply before the brutally cold weather hits our region. Click here for application information.
Please help our Catholic Charities agencies and parishes ensure that this winter is a safe and healthy one by sharing information about LIHEAP with those who need assistance with their heating bill.