Help neighbors keep heat on this winter

Are you or someone you know falling behind on your home energy bill?  Energy Share of Montana is accepting applications for emergency heating assistance at the HRDC in Billings at 406-247-4778.  Energy Share is an independent nonprofit organization that helps Montanans who are facing financial difficulties which may result in loss of heat or lights in their home due to circumstances beyond their control. Energy Share helps people no matter what their heat source, but the assistance is usually provided only once every ten years or so because the organization is truly a source of emergency funds, intended to complement government assistance programs but not replace them.
Last year Energy Share helped 635 families in this area and 2,971 households statewide.  Applications are reviewed individually, allowing applicants to explain the difficult circumstances they are facing.
Energy Share is supported by donations from individuals, small businesses, utility companies, electric cooperatives and large electric users across Montana so your neighbors struggling with difficult circumstances don’t have to go cold.
For more information on how to apply or how to help, visit or call 1-888-779-7589.  An informational donation envelope or pledge card went out in November utility bills or, for rural customers, can be found in the Rural Montana magazine.  


Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 10:00am
    Sundays, 10 a.m. (closed), 8 p.m. (open), 201 1/2 E. Main St., nonsmoking
  • Monday, November 20, 2017 - 10:00am
    Mondays, 10 a.m., Thursdays, 1 p.m., Laurel Senior Center, 720 S. 4th St.
  • Monday, November 20, 2017 - 10:00am
    Third Monday, 10 am., LDS Church
  • Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:00am
    First & third Mondays, 11 a.m., Laurel Public Library
  • Monday, November 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
    Mondays & Fridays, 1 p.m., Laurel Senior Center, 720 S. 4th St.
  • Monday, November 20, 2017 - 1:30pm
    Al-Anon, Mondays, 1:30 p.m., 201 1/2 E. Main St.


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