AEP Extends Neighbor-To-Neighbor Assistance Program

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(AEP The Wire) – The AEP Ohio Neighbor to Neighbor Program lends a hand to those who are experiencing financial hardships and need help to get back on their feet. Administered by Dollar Energy Fund, the program provides eligible customers with a utility assistance grant applied directly to their bill.

We have added a Special Storm Assistance Program to help customers affected by the severe storms that hit Ohio June 13-14, 2022. This is open from June 20, 2022, through July 29, 2022. Current and past due balance requirements are eligible and behind on payment terms are waived. Grants are dispersed on a first come, first serve basis to eligible applicants while funding is available.

Who is Eligible?

Households may be eligible for up to $500 in grants if:

Grant awards are based on need and each family’s circumstances are different. Grant amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis.

If a customer’s utility service is off or in threat of termination when they apply and the maximum grant amount will not restore service or stop termination, the application will be denied. The amount needed to restore service or stop a termination is determined by utility review. Notification will be sent to the customer advising them that their application was denied and that an additional payment is required in order to be considered for assistance.

To apply for assistance, CLICK HERE:

Ross Historical Society Junior Summer Program

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(Chillicothe) – The Junior Member Summer Program at the Ross County Historical Society will be held Wednesday, July 27th from 9:30am to 12:30pm, for all children ages 6 to 12.

The program is free for children who are already Junior members or included in a Family membership.

A fee of $10 may be paid the day of the program for new members, but advanced registration is required. The $10 fee is for a one-year Junior Membership, which includes two newsletters and a second program in Winter 2022.

Families with more than one child should consider a $30 Family membership, which includes a Junior Membership for each child, as well as our quarterly newsletter the Recorder, and other benefits.

Sign up now by calling (740) 772-1936. Leave a message if they are unable to answer your call.

Red Cross Sets August Blood Drive Dates for Ross/Fayette Counties

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(Red Cross) – It’s not too late to be a part of something big this summer. As we flip the calendar to August, there’s no time to wait − patients are trusting blood donors to ensure lifesaving care is ready as soon as it’s needed. All who come to give in August will automatically be entered into a drawing for a chance to win gas for a year (a $6,000 value)! Three lucky winners will be selected. PLUS, all donors will receive a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of their choice. Terms apply at www.RedCrossBlood.org/GasForAYear Don’t delay! Book a donation appointment and help keep the blood supply stable before fall routines may make it tougher to schedule time to give.

American Red Cross

Below are the eight blood drives open to the public in Ross County during the month of August.

  • South Central Ohio Chapter – Friedman Donor Room
    Tuesday August 2nd                       
    9:30am-3:30pm
    To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: SCOC
  • Heritage Nazarene Church – Multi-Purpose Room
    FREE Ross County Fair Ticket For ALL Donors
    Wednesday August 3rd                     
    2:00pm-7:00pm
    To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: HNC
  • iHeartMEDIA Blood Bash – South Central Ohio Chapter Friedman Donor Room
    FREE Cedar Fair Ticket For ALL Donors
    Friday August 5th                  
    10:00am-4:00pm
    To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: SCOC
  • South Central Ohio Chapter – Friedman Donor Room
    Thursday August 18th                      
    9:30am-3:30pm
    To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: SCOC
  • Adena Regional Medical Center – PACCAR Building
    Wednesday August 24th                 
    9:00am-3:00pm
    To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: AdenaRegionalMCSouth
  • Tabernacle Baptist Church – 221 E. Main Street
    Thursday August 25th               
    12:30pm-5:30pm
    To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: TBC
  • South Central Ohio Chapter – Friedman Donor Room
    Friday August 26th                      
    11:00am-5:00pm
    To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: SCOC
  • Christian Life Tabernacle – Fellowship Hall
    Monday August 29th     
    1:00pm-6:00pm
    To schedule an appointment call Dian Smith at (740)773-6044, 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: CLTabernacle

Below are the five blood drives open to the public in Fayette County during the month of August.

  • Jeffersonville Lions Club and Masonic Lodge– 1 Railroad Street
    Saturday August 6th                  
    8am-1pm
    To schedule an appointment call Kathy Shriver at (740)463-3521, 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: Jefferlions
  • Fayette County Community– Crossroads Christian Church
    Monday August 8th              
    1pm-7pm
    To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: FayetteCounty
  • Adena Fayette Medical Center – Medical Arts Conference Room, Building #2
    Thursday August 11th               
    1pm-6pm
    To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: AFMC
  • Grace United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall
    Tuesday August 16th              
    10am-4pm
    To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS, (740)437-7106 or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: GraceUMC
  • Destination Outlets – Suite 8580
    Sunday August 28th
    12pm-5pm
    To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: Outlet