Energy Share Wyoming Offering Services Across Wyoming
Energy Share of Wyoming is kicking off its 2011-12 season today! The goal is to raise more than $125,000 and assist more than 400 families statewide. The program assists individuals with energy-related emergencies when unusual circumstances create financial needs not met through existing assistance programs.
Overall sixteen Wyoming businesses, organizations and communities have come together to sponsor the program. Funding also comes from voluntary contributions and the program will run through spring 2012. Last year marked the 23rd year of Energy Share and it raised more than $100,000 in private and corporate donations. That total assisted approximately 343 families throughout Wyoming.
Individuals interested in applying for funds should contact their local Salvation Army, or call toll-free 1-877-461-5719, to determine your local Salvation Army field representative. Funding decisions are made by The Salvation Army, which reviews applications and assesses eligibility based on need, lack of other resources and available Energy Share funds.
Energy Share funding is available to pay energy bills when all other resources and assistance have been exhausted. First priority goes to individuals and families at or above 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Special consideration is given to senior citizens and the disabled. Energy Share provides for a one-time expenditure of up to $400 per household, and all applicants must be Wyoming residents.