In May of 2008 MCCM initiated another ministry to help our neighbors who are struggling with paying their utility bills. Click here to see our year-to-date results.
Marion County residents, neighbors, who have need of assistance with their utility bills to avoid a disconnection of service from a utility provider will be referred usually by member churches or from the United Way of Greater Chattanooga 211 hotline. While neighbors do not need a referral, a pastoral referral is encouraged.
A neighbor applying for assistance must sign a consent form authorizing their personal information to be added to our Client Management database and show a disconnect notice from a utility – these notices will provide proof of Marion County residency as well.
The maximum grant, issued directly to the utility company, is $70.00. Assistance for any one neighbor will be limited to every 180 days. We set these expectations in the interview process.
Donations to the Good Neighbors Program may be made through shopping Amazon.com or by you may click the PayPal button below: