A memorial service for Jim Payne will be held September 26 at 2 pm at the Moro Fire Station with a light lunch at the Senior Center to follow. Potluck desserts. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sherman County Emergency Services.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2021
MCCAC Awarded Nearly $550,000 in Utility Bill Payment Assistance
THE DALLES, OREGON – Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC) is pleased to
announce that they have been awarded nearly $550,000 to assist Hood River, Wasco and
Sherman County residents in keeping current on their household utilities. Thanks to federal
funding from Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) through the American
Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP);
low-income community members will have access to the resources needed to keep current on
their utility bills.
“This funding could not come at a better time, with the COVID-19 pandemic still impacting
households and record setting heat hitting the region,” MCCAC Executive Director, Kenny
LaPoint said. “We are happy to provide this resource to our community members who need help
keeping the lights on and their homes cool.”
This infusion of new funding will assist many of our friends and neighbors who are struggling to
make ends meet. In addition, the record breaking heat wave has required many families to
operate home cooling units above average in order to keep their homes safe and livable. The
program will help relieve the burden of the anticipated rise in utility bills resulting from increased
air conditioner usage.
If you or someone you know has a utility shut off notice or are having difficulty keeping up with
utility bills, you can find out more information about the program, including how to apply, by
calling 541-298-5131 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCCAC is the Community Action Agency serving Hood River, Wasco and Sherman Counties.
MCCAC’s mission is to build a better future for our community through partnership and equity-
centered programs that prevent and eliminate poverty and houselessness.