Pittsylvania Co., VA - Social Services is offering to help people out who are suffering from the heat in Pittsylvania County.
If you qualify for assistance, vendors will either repair your cooling system, bring you fans or an air conditioner. Assistance is also available for your utility bills if you meet certain requirements, Those requirements include if you live in a low income household and or in a home with the elderly, disabled or young children.
The federally funded program helped 1,400 households last year.
"It's very beneficial to people who need it we know there are a lot of low income people who can't afford proper cooling so this will help them through the summer months maintain comfort in their home," said Jay Brown, benefit program supervisor.