LIHEAP FUNDS LIKELY TO REDUCE WHILE AREA TEMPERATURES PLUMMET

Winter’s here: PGW advises customers to apply early for heating assistance & warmth without the worry

(Philadelphia, Pa. – November 13, 2014) – This year’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications from low income households. With this week’s arrival of an early Polar Vortex, and an unpredictable winter ahead, applying early is imperative. Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is again offering its mobile LIHEAP service, which anyone can use by texting GRANT to 95997. Already on track to reach over 2,000 customer interactions in its first week, the mobile service is the fastest way to check LIHEAP eligibility and apply for grants up to $1,000.

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  • Do not use electrical devices including cell phones which may cause a spark and ignite the gas.
  • Do not use an open flame, matches or lighters.
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  • Do not re-enter the building or return to the area until a PGW employee or a qualified utility representative says it is safe to do so.
  • Do not put out the flames if natural gas ignites.