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Father Winter Is Coming

Get help with your bills as winter blows in

As the temperature goes down, utility bills go up. The Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency wants to help.
    The agency helps eligible Anne Arundel Countians pay utility bills. The state is the ultimate source of funding, so you’d be getting a bit of your taxes back.
    Cierra Fisher, the outreach coordinator, got so few applications from Southern Anne Arundel County that she did a little investigating. After a few trips down Rt. 2 to talk with local partners, she realized that people in need didn’t know about the program.
    “They don’t have easy access to the information like people living in Annapolis,” says Fisher. “I think it will catch on once people find out about it.”
    If you’re struggling to pay your bills, go to Mt. Zion Methodist Church, 122 Bayard Rd., Lothian, Mondays 9am-noon. You’ll need to bring proof of income for the past 30 days for all household members; a copy of the current lease or a proof of mortgage; a recent BGE bill; Social Security cards for everyone in the household; your photo ID.
    Fisher will be waiting to help.