Salvation Army has energy assistance for Vail Valley |

Salvation Army has energy assistance for Vail Valley

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – Vail Valley Salvation Army was recently awarded $40,800 in energy assistance funding to help lower income households in the Eagle River Valley pay their utility bills.

Vail Valley Salvation Army received the energy assistance grant from Energy Outreach Colorado, a statewide nonprofit organization that raises funds through donations from more than 18,000 utilities, corporations, foundations and individuals.

Of the $40,800 awarded, over $26,000 was donated by Holy Cross Energy.

Residents who need help paying an overdue energy bill are encouraged to apply for energy assistance at Vail Valley Salvation Army’s office, next to Trinity Church in Edwards. Bring proof of income, photo ID and copy of energy bill. For more information, call 970-926-3704. Distribution of energy assistance funds is determined by Salvation Army’s caseworkers based on need.

“Many seniors, working families and people with special needs are struggling to make ends meet, and we encourage anyone who is having difficulty paying their energy bill to apply for this assistance,” said Tsu Wolin-Brown, director and community caseworker for Vail Valley Salvation Army. “We’re thankful to be able to provide this resource to the community.”

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Vail Valley Salvation Army’s grant is part of the $4 million Energy Outreach Colorado is awarding to more than 100 emergency assistance organizations across the state this year to fund energy assistance.

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