Project share
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When people who are elderly or disabled and on a small fixed incomes face energy bills they cant pay, where do they turn? Since 1982 qualified people have benefited from Project Share. This program began with a grant form Alabama Power with Alagasco joining a couple years later.

How does it work? Following an initial phone call, appointments are made at which time American Red Cross Volunteers of the Calhoun-Cleburne Chapter meet with those persons seeking help to complete the necessary application. Qualified individuals receive financial assistance with their energy bills (electric, gas, butane or wood) once during the Winter Season January 1-June 30.

Who can get help? The elderly, 62 or older, on low fixed incomes with no other source of funds and those disabled and receiving 100% disability are eligible for Project Share.

When does Project Share for the winter season begin? Phone calls to get started will be taken on Mondays beginning January 6, 2014 at 9 a.m., the phone number for Project Share is 256.236.7146.

For Cleburne County residents after calling the Project Share line, go the HEARTS of Heflin at 129 Almon Street Heflin to sign the necessary release document. The number for them is 256.463.1020.

Where is the Red Cross office located? 1514 W 10th Street in Anniston. If you have any questions call 256.236.0391.
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