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A Rockwood Water Sewer and Natural Gas program designed to help the less fortunate with their gas bills during the winter months hasn’t seen any disbursement of funds since March, but it’s not for lack of trying.
RWSG manager Kim Ramsey said the Warm Thoughts Program has a significant balance. As of August, the balance was over $36,000.
“I would like to give away that money. I would like to think we don’t have enough people that need it, but I don’t think that is the case. I’m wondering if some people don’t realize they can apply,” Ramsey said.
She also pondered if the unseasonably warm winters of late has been reason enough that people may not need as much assistance with their heating bills.
The program bills an additional $1 donation on the monthly gas bills of participating customers.
Ramsey said that Rockwood Ministerial Association administers Warm Thoughts.
Those people that need assistance with their gas bills can contact the Rockwood Ministerial Association to see if they qualify for assistance.
Rockwood Ministerial is at the corner of Strang Street and North Front Avenue and takes inquiries about Warm Thoughts on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.