Heat Aid Fund
Metropolitan Utilities District established the Heat Aid Fund in 1983 and contracts with several agencies to administer the program.
Since its inception, the Fund has served approximately 35,000 customers, including older adults, people with disabilities and families in crisis. The fund distributes $200,000 on average each year to help customers pay their utility bills.
There are several ways to donate to the Fund:
- Write an amount on the front of your bill statement as a one-time gift or specify an amount to begin a monthly pledge. Heat-Aid contributions may be changed or canceled at any time by calling M.U.D., 402.554.6666.
- Download and complete form and send to:
Heat Aid Fund
Metropolitan Utilities District
1723 Harney Street
Omaha, NE 68102-1960
- Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 3, 2018, to participate in the Heat the Streets Run and Walk for Warmth at Werner Park.
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consult your tax adviser if you have questions.
If you need help to pay heating bills, the first step is to contact the Nebraska Energy Assistance Program at 800.383.4278 or apply on-line at www.dhhs.ne.gov. To find out more about eligibility requirements, call the United Way of the Midland's call center at 2-1-1.
2016 Heat the Streets Run & Walk for Warmth
Heat the Streets Omaha!
In 2016, more than 1,500 households will need energy assistance in the metro Omaha area to keep their homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer. To help those in need, local utility companies, non-profit agencies and corporate partners are teaming up for the 9th Annual Heat the Streets Run and Walk for Warmth! Scheduled for Saturday, March 5, this event raises money and awareness for those who have fallen on hard times and need help getting back on their feet.
Join us at Midtown Crossing for this family-friendly event! There is a professionally-timed 5K run, starting in Midtown Crossing and winding through the historic Midtown and Field Club neighborhoods, and also an untimed, one-mile walk around Turner Park. The run starts at 9:00 a.m., with the walk to immediately follow. An awards ceremony will follow the race – and you don’t have to be fast to win! There will be free raffle drawings for a variety of prizes.
For more information or to register, visit www.heatthestreetsomaha.org. The 5K run is $43 and the one-mile walk is $27. Prices increase to $50 and $35, respectively, on March 1.
Don’t plan to walk or run but still want to contribute? Visit www.heatthestreetsomaha.org and click on “I want to make a donation.” Donations are tax deductible.
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