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Energy Share encouraging Montanans to ask for help

Posted at 8:48 AM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 10:48:02-05

GREAT FALLS — Energy Share of Montana is encouraging residents who are financially struggling to reach out as we approach the colder months in Montana.

The non-profit agency works to ensure utilities are paid and families stay warm. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, they've seen a big increase in the number of people reaching out for help and are happy to provide the assistance.

The organization has offices across the state and is asking people to keep a close eye on their neighbors and the elderly who could be in need.

"It's difficult to ask for help and I think our senior citizen population is even more reluctant to ask for help,” said spokeswoman Rachel Haberman. “But the reason we are here is to help and that's what we want to do and there's no shame in that."

Haberman says there are many ways to help by offering to help fill out an application or make the call to the statewide number. All applications are confidential.

The statewide number is 1-888-779-7589; click here to visit the website.