- HEAT, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides energy assistance statewide to Georgians in need, regardless of the energy used - natural gas, propane, electricity, oil, wood, coal, or other type of energy source.
- Originally established by Atlanta Gas Light Company in 1983, HEAT is the oldest statewide fuel fund program in Georgia. The program has helped address the energy needs of low-income Georgians by joining forces with concerned citizens, businesses, and state government. With deregulation of the natural gas industry in Georgia, HEAT became a separate 501 (c) (3) nonprofit tax-exempt entity in May 2000.
- During the past 32 years, more than $22 million in energy assistance has been donated and disbursed to more than 95,000 families.
- HEAT funds are distributed by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services through local community action agencies. Qualified families apply for assistance at the agency that serves their county. Family households must meet established guidelines that include income eligibility. During the 2014/2015 winter, HEAT provided $567,000 to 1,642 families.
- Private citizens, organizations, and businesses can donate to HEAT in the following ways:
- Online at HEAT's secured website - heatga.org
- Monthly through utility bills (if you are a customer of SCANA Energy, Walton EMC Natural Gas or either of the following Georgia city utility systems: Royston, Hartwell, Toccoa, Claxton, Cochran, Perry, Sylvester or Thomson
- Round Up - If you are a city of Winder utility customer
Mail contribution to -
P.O. Box 451008
Atlanta, GA 31145
- For additional information about HEAT, log on to heatga.org or call 678-406-0212.
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