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Monday, December 10, 2018


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Heating help available


The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is now accepting applications for home heating assistance, according to Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st.

LIHEAP is a federally funded program to help individuals and families pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants. The program also provides crisis grants to help in the event of an emergency or if a resident is in danger of losing their heat due to broken equipment, lack of fuel or termination of utility service.

The income eligibility requirements for LIHEAP are set at 150 percent of the federal poverty level income. For example, the income limit for an individual is $18,090; for a couple the limit is $24,360 and for a family of four the limit is $36,900.

Residents may apply for LIHEAP online or through the county assistance office in the county where they live.


Brighten your home or office with beautiful flowers while supporting victims of violent crimes and their families in the Lehigh Valley.

Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley is holding its annual holiday plant sale. A variety of poinsettias are available, as well as Christmas cacti and wreaths. Individual orders are welcome and orders of 10 plants or more in one location can be delivered to a home or office free of charge.

CVC is also looking for people from area businesses who are interested in helping with distributing forms and collecting orders at their companies. Orders will be taken through Nov. 28 and the plants will be available for delivery or pickup Dec. 5.

CVC is a local, nonprofit victim service agency providing services for victims of crime and their families in Northampton and Lehigh counties. All proceeds from the sale will help Crime Victims Council continue to offer confidential services at no cost. For more information, call Sara Ullmer at 610-437-6610, ext. 326 or email sullmer@cvclv.org. Order forms can be printed from the website at www.cvclv.org.