Cooling assistance for seniors and individuals with medical needs

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With temperatures rising — energy bills may get to high for some families.and for some staying cool is a necessity.

The North Dakota of Human Services says there are options for seniors and individuals with medical needs. 
Through their cooling assistance program–individuals can receive help with buying an air conditioner, fans or AC repairs. 
The program is for people ages 60 or older or those who have a medical condition.

“Basically it’s a program that helps those vulnerable individuals through the high heat and high humidity seasons get a little bit of extra help in cooling costs to  help maybe keep their medical conditions at bay,” said eligibility supervisor with Ward County Social Services Amy Clouse. 

Last summer the cooling assistance helped 157 North Dakotan households

To apply click here. 

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