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February 16, 2012
ATLANTA (February 16, 2012) – Even when the winter weather is unseasonably warm in Georgia, the nights are often bitter cold, forcing most Georgians to turn up the thermostat to keep their families warm.  But this year more Georgians than ever before are at risk of having no heat.  Federal funds for energy assistance have been cut drastically, and because of the challenging economy, public donations have decreased, as well  –  bad news when record numbers of...
December 20, 2011
Need for Heating Assistance in Georgia Grows Amid Funding Decreases ATLANTA (Dec. 20, 2011) –  As the weather grows colder, most Georgians will want to turn up the heat this holiday season. Unfortunately, Georgia’s poverty rate reached its highest point since 1983 last year – which translated to 1.83 million Georgians in poverty, according to Census Bureau figures. Over the past few weeks, the Heating Energy Assistance Team (H.E.A.T.), Inc., an Atlanta-based...
January 16, 2009
ATLANTA (GA) - The Heating Energy Assistance Team (H.E.A.T.), Inc., an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that provides energy assistance statewide to low-income Georgians, announced today that it has provided $1,020,649 to the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) to assist qualified families who are unable to pay their heating bills. "Georgia's low-income families live on extremely tight budgets; they often are forced to choose between buying food or medicine or heating their...
November 18, 2008
Watch video coverage of our celebration event ATLANTA-Heating Energy Assistance Team, Inc., an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that is Georgia's oldest statewide fuel fund, recently celebrated 25 years of providing energy assistance to Georgians statewide, thanks to H.E.A.T.'s partnership with community-minded organizations like AGL Resources, Georgia Natural Gas, SCANA Energy, Gas South, the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia, and many more. During the past 25 years, H.E.A.T has...
January 23, 2007
Atlanta - The Heating Energy Assistance Team (H.E.A.T.), Inc., an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that provides energy assistance statewide to low-income Georgians, announced today that it has provided $755,000 to the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) to assist qualified families who are unable to pay their heating bills. "Many low-income families struggle to stay warm during winter when they have to balance the purchase of food, medicine and heat on a limited budget,...
February 2, 2006
Atlanta - The Heating Energy Assistance Team (H.E.A.T.), Inc. an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that provides energy assistance statewide to low-income Georgians, announced today that it has provided $1 million to the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) to assist qualified families who are unable to pay their heating bills. "This winter has been particularly challenging for low-income families because of record-high energy costs," said H.E.A.T.'s Board Chairman...
December 20, 2004
Atlanta, GA - The Heating Energy Assistance Team (H.E.A.T.), Inc., an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that provides energy assistance statewide to needy Georgians, announced today that it has provided $500,000 to the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) to assist qualified Georgians who are unable to pay their energy bills. "H.E.A.T. is pleased to provide increased funding from last year to help low-income citizens who may be facing energy emergencies," said Janet...
February 16, 2004
Atlanta - When a sudden stroke forced Fulton County resident Mildred Peeks to leave her long-time job as an educator, she struggled to make ends meet on a fixed income. And she worried that she couldn't pay her winter heating bills. But the former school principal didn't give up, and she refused to feel sorry for herself. Instead, she asked for help - and she got it - in the form of financial assistance, thanks to the Heating Energy Assistance Team (H.E.A.T.), a Georgia nonprofit...
February 26, 2003
ATLANTA, Ga. (Feb. 26, 2003) - Low-income families, squeezed by higher fuel prices and record cold temperatures that caused them to use more heat, have increased their requests for help from the Heating Energy Assistance Team (HEAT) Inc. fund, and the nonprofit organization is asking for donations to help low-income Georgians heat their homes for the rest of the winter. HEAT and the Georgia Department of Human Resources are receiving almost 200 calls a day, up about 40 percent this month...
January 15, 2002
The Heating Energy Assistance Team (H.E.A.T.), Inc., an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization, has made available nearly $370,000 to the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) to assist Georgians in need who are unable to pay their energy bills. "H.E.A.T. is pleased to provide funding to help with the cost of energy at a time when many citizens are struggling to pay their heating bills," said Janet Howard-Joseph, executive director. Private citizens and the natural gas...
Atlanta – The Heating Energy Assistance Team (H.E.A.T) is celebrating its 30th anniversary of helping less fortunate Georgians by providing financial assistance for winter heating bills.  H.E.A.T. has provided energy assistance to more than 92,000 Georgia families over the last 30 years.  The organization celebrated its anniversary at its annual meeting on November 13, sponsored by SCANA Energy, Georgia Natural Gas, Oglethorpe Power, Blossman Propane and AGL Resources, among...