Rising Temps, Rising Bills

With temperatures rising, more families are struggling to afford their increased energy bills. Our Client Service Department is working hard to keep up with the high demand. To ensure we can keep up with the demand, we need more donations.

“Our Client Services Department is seeing an increase in the people walking in the door that need help paying their energy bill, especially our senior citizens,” said Riverbend Family Ministries Executive Director, Tammy Iskarous.  “Although we offer solutions to help offset these problems, funding is limited and our families struggling to balance the rising cost of food, housing, and utilities are finding themselves in real crisis.”

Just a reminder for those not familiar with our Client Service Department – we are open to the public Monday through Thursday from 9a.m. – 1p.m.   We do accept walk-ins during those office hours, during that time, each client will be asked to fill out paper work and asked back for an interview.

Anyone who lives within the Riverbend community area is eligible for financial assistance for rent or utilities. You must live at that residence for at least 6 months, and balance cannot exceed $750.

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