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Nonprofit helping Burnet County residents in need, elderly pay summer utility bills

GEORGETOWN — WBC Opportunities is helping individuals and families in need pay their electric and gas bills this summer.

The nonprofit’s Energy Assistance program is available for residents of Burnet and Williamson counties.

“Large increases in electric or gas utility bills, cars breaking down, illnesses or missed work can cause significant difficulties for those living on a fixed or limited income,” said WBC Opportunities Executive Director Diana Phillips. “Our Community Services staff will sit down with someone in need, see if they qualify for assistance and help keep them from getting behind on their utility bills.”

Assistance may be available for:

  • people of any age who have received a disconnect notice and who fit income guidelines
  • the elderly or disabled — with or without a disconnect  notice — who fit income guidelines

To receive assistance, clients should call the local WBC Opportunities Community Services office to pre-qualify and make an appointment.

Burnet, Bertram and Briggs residents may call (512) 756-4334 to make an appointment, while those living in Marble Falls, Granite Shoals, Horseshoe Bay, Kingsland and Spicewood should call (830) 693-0700.

WBC Opportunities is a nonprofit organization that has been serving Williamson and Burnet County residents since 1966. In addition to providing assistance with affordable housing and basic needs, the organization also is the local provider for Meals on Wheels, Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

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