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  #1  
Sep 7, 2012, 03:01 PM
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Orlando
Exclamation Desperately Need Emergency Assistance ASAP!

The electric company is going to turn off our electricity on Tuesday morning (09-11-2012) If I do not pay $62.80 no later than Monday (09-10-2012) by 5:00PM Eastern Time. I do not have any way to come up with this money. I paid all I could on my account but OUC (my electric company) said it was not enough to avoid service interruption. As it is we are struggling just to survive and keep food on the table daily. My Mother and I are both disabled with many illnesses including Diabetes and Asthma and we cannot live without Air Conditioning in the Florida heat. Please will someone anyone pay the $62.80 for us? You do not have to give the money to me. All you have to do is use your credit or debit card and pay at OUC.com. I can give you my account number if you private message me. I am begging someone please help us! Thanks for reading my wish!

Thanks and God Bless,
Andrea
  #2  
Sep 7, 2012, 03:22 PM
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Default Re: Desperately Need Emergency Assistance ASAP!

Check with the LIHEAP office - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - website and phone number can be found here:

Florida LIHEAP and WAP - Utility Aid

Hope you get some help!
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  #3  
Sep 7, 2012, 03:26 PM
 
colorado
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Praying you get the help you need.
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  #4  
Sep 7, 2012, 03:54 PM
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Orlando
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Thanks for the LIHEAP information but I cannot get in for an appointment with them before my electric is disconnected on Tuesday morning. It is not easy to get help from LIHEAP like you would think. First, you have to sit for at least 3 hours and keep redialing to get through and then it is like winning the lottery. There have been days when I could not get through to save my life. Then when I was able to get through they already filled all appointments for the week. Today was one of those days that I finally got through only to be told that they have no more open appointments. So they said I will have to try calling again Monday morning but there is no way they can help me before my electric is disconnected on Tuesday morning. They told me that I need to look elsewhere for assistance so I am frustrated to tears!
  #5  
Sep 7, 2012, 04:08 PM
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Sorry, I'm sure you know a lot more about this issue than I do - all I can do is look on the Internet for information that might help you that you might not be aware of yet. Have you used your "Care to Share" assistance?

Florida Power & Light Company
Care to Share Program
Provides energy assistance to customers who are in a crisis situation and are unable to pay their electric bill. A household may receive assistance of up to $500 for electric service once in a 12-month period. FPL | FPL Care To Share Assistance

Other "Emergency Charitable Assistance" can be found at the bottom of the LIHEAP page:
Florida Low-Income Energy Programs - LIHEAP Clearinghouse
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  #6  
Sep 7, 2012, 04:21 PM
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Orlando
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Thanks so much. I tried to apply for the "care to share" but they are not taking anymore appointments for it. I must pay $60 by 5PM on Monday or they are going to disconnect my service first thing Tuesday morning. OUC does not care that LIHEAP is not taking anymore appointments right now. It is a cold cruel world! So unless someone helps me I will be doing without electricity for a while. I will keep trying LIHEAP in hopes to get an appointment eventually but what can I do when they say they have no more available appointments to give out? All I can do is try again Monday but they told me already that they do not have any open appointments until after Tuesday and they are not offering any of those until possibly Monday.
  #7  
Sep 7, 2012, 04:45 PM
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The Zoo
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If OUC is Orlando Utilities Commission:

Orlando Utilities Commission
Project Care
Funds are collected by OUC and turned over to the Community Services Network (CSN), a local, non-profit community assistance agency. Maximum household benefit of $300 for a one-year period.
407-849-2356
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  #8  
Sep 7, 2012, 05:09 PM
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Orlando
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Thanks a million! I will give Project Care a try!
  #9  
Sep 7, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Yea, nolaffing!

Yep, that one was included on that "Emergency Charitable Assistance" list I told you about earlier. You might check if OUC doesn't pan out and see if you qualify for any of the others. Most are by city or county, so Project Care may be the only one
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  #10  
Sep 7, 2012, 05:49 PM
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Orlando
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Here's an update on my situation. I passed the pre-screening with Project Care however, they cannot get me in for an appointment with a case Manager before my electric gets disconnected. I am trying to get in touch with a Supervisor with OUC and see if I can buy some time until I am seen by Project Care. Please pray that I am successful in getting through to a Supervisor and getting an extension. Meanwhile, I am praying that if I cannot get the extension that I can get the $62.80 before 5:00PM on Monday, September 10th. Please pray that I can work things out somehow!
Thanks,
Andrea
  #11  
Sep 7, 2012, 05:59 PM
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Orlando
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Well, I tried calling OUC again and I even asked for a Supervisor and they would not let me talk with one. They will not give me an extension because I do not have a guarantee letter from Project Care yet. So if I do not pay $62.80 by 5:00PM on Monday then they will disconnect my service first thing Tuesday morning. So I hope and pray that someone will help me out with the $62.80.

Thanks and God Bless,
Andrea
  #12  
Sep 12, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Orlando
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! God Bless everyone at Tree of Wishes! I am so thankful that my electric is not being turned off! Project Share just told me that they are going to catch up our bill for us! Praise God! Just had to share the good news with everyone! Thanks for the referral!

Thanks and God Bless!
Andrea
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  #13  
Sep 12, 2012, 07:57 PM
 
northern lower michigan
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I am so happy to hear that you were able to get help!
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  #14  
Sep 12, 2012, 08:12 PM
 
lake city , tx
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Originally Posted by Faithwriter View Post
Check with the LIHEAP office - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - website and phone number can be found here:

Florida LIHEAP and WAP - Utility Aid

Hope you get some help!
they help so little now in texas, and catholic church only 50 dollars every 13 months, it is so tuff to find help..
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