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Home heating help available in St. Louis

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Heat Up St. Louis is available to those who are in need of assistance to pay for utilities bills. Heat Up St. Louis is available to those who are in need of assistance to pay for utilities bills.

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – As winter approaches, some families are struggling to pay for the heating bill which can lead to a dangerous choice of using space heaters to heat a home.

The Urban League is an agency that provides utility assistance mostly to the poor, elderly and disabled. This agency is funded by HeatUpSt.Louis.org and also receives funds from a federal program. 

Linda Harris, Vice President of Administration and Compliance for the Urban League says that the agency also helps those who are working, but are still struggling to make ends meet.

Heat Up St. Louis is funded through donations and has a close working relationship with local utilities.

“We’re saying Heat Up St. Louis, pay something that gives them the feeling that you’re trying to do the best,” says Gentry Trotter, Acting Executive Director for Heat Up St. Louis.

Space heaters are dangerous to use and can be a potential fire hazard. Before being in the position of using a space heater, visit HeatUpSt.Louis.org to find help with paying utility bills. 

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