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IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO APPLY FOR FUEL ASSISTANCE

 PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Philadelphia Gas Works is urging its low-income customers to apply now for a Crisis grant.
 The fuel-assistance program will close on or before April 2, 1993, as soon as the funds are depleted.
 Crisis grants are available for individuals or families whose gas has been, or is about to be, shut off, or people who owe $200 or more on their gas bill and are on a PGW repayment plan.
 Customers who have received notification of a LIHEAP cash grant, and who qualify for Crisis, can call 215-686-2590 for approval of the Crisis grant. Income-eligible families may qualify for a grant up to $300. If household annual income is not more than:
 Household Size Annual Income
 1 $10,215
 2 13,785
 3 17,355
 4 20,925
 5 24,495
 6 28,065
 7 31,635
 8 35,205
 For each additional person, add $3,570.
 Applications are being taken by all of the following organizations:
 -- New Kensington, 2513 Frankford Ave., 215-427-0350
 -- Dixon House, 1920 S. 20th St., 215-336-3511
 -- Belmont Improvement, 4087 Lancaster Ave., 215-382-6107,08
 -- Norris Square, 124 W. Diamond St., 215-426-8723
 -- United Communities, Houston Center, 8th Street and Snyder Avenue,
 215-467-8700
 -- Logan NAC, 11th and Rockland streets, 215-329-0880
 -- Frankford Group Ministry, 4229 Paul St., 215-744-2990,91
 -- GRACE, 5020 Wayne Ave., 215-844-2244
 -- St. Elizabeth's, 23rd and Berks streets, 215-235-7000
 -- Southwest C.D.C., 6400 Woodland Ave., 215-729-0800
 -- Northeast Municipal Services Center, Welsh Road and Roosevelt
 Boulevard, 215-698-3950
 -- North Philadelphia Municipal Services Center, 22nd and Somerset
 streets, 215-685-9734,35
 -- Friends Neighborhood Guild, 1529 N. 7th St., 215-235-9026,27
 -- Hunting Park C.D.C., 3961 N. 9th St., 215-226-2300
 This message is part of PGW's continuing outreach efforts to notify its low-income customers of payment-assistance programs. More than 35 percent of PGW's 520,000 customers is low-income or in near-poverty status.
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 /CONTACT: Audrey Dean of Philadelphia Gas Works, 215-684-6622/


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