Utility assistance available to families in need

Omaha, NE – Metro area families needing help paying utility bills may be able to receive assistance.

A partnership between the Omaha Public Power District and American Red Cross provided $265,000 in assistance last year to 1,014 metro area families. This year's energy assistance program began June 29.

The elderly, people with serious medical conditions and families experiencing a financial crisis are given priority. One-time assistance of up to $300 is available.

If you need utility assistance, you can call 343-7755 for an appointment.