The Eblen Heating Assistance Program of the Eblen Energy Project began helping families in need of heating assistance on Monday, October 29, 2017. Eblen Charities is partnering with Buncombe County Health and Human Services to provide heating assistance at the Eblen Charities-Waddell Client Service Center at 50 Westgate Parkway in Asheville
Buncombe County Manager Mandy Stone said, “Buncombe County Health and Human Services greatly appreciates our partnership with Eblen Charities through our Crisis Intervention Program. We are working together to assure that the citizens of Buncombe County applying for Crisis Intervention Program services receive the heating assistance they need.”
Bill Murdock, executive director of Eblen Charities added, “In these difficult times, it is all the more important that we reach out to the children, adults, and families in our community as cold weather arrives. With winter just around the corner we have to act quickly to make sure those in need will be ready when the temperatures drop.”
Last year, the Eblen Heating Assistance Program heating and utility assistance provided help to more than 7,000 families in our community.
Applications will be taken from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the winter. Clients are asked to bring a photo ID, the Social Security card of everyone in the home, a power bill, and proof of income to help in processing their applications as quickly as possible.
For more information, or if you are in need of assistance or would like to join Eblen and DSS in helping keep local families warm this winter, contact the Eblen Charities at (828) 255-3066 or Bill Murdock at Eblen Charities at (828) 242-2848.