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Program helps Valdostans with energy bills


Hundreds of Valdostans are getting some help with their energy bills this winter.

The Department of Human Services is giving nearly 2,000 people in Lowndes County a break on their energy bill. Throughout the day hundreds of people lined up to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

If they qualify they will receive over $300 towards heating their homes this winter.

"It's really really great, I think its really awesome knowing that there's people that need help to pay bills and they have a program like this," said applicant, Cassandra Bethea.

The program will help low-income, elderly and disabled Georgians. Applicants received assistance on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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