NewsChannel 3 is taking action to help you stay warm when winter hits.
NewsChannel 3 is teaming up with Virginia Natural Gas, Dominion Power, and Columbia Gas to answer your questions and make sure you get the help you need when the cold sets in.
Right now, federal energy assistance funds are available under LIHEAP or the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
The program provides assistance to low and fixed-income residents, including senior citizens.
This year, the minimum benefit in Virginia will be approximately $187; and in North Carolina the minimum benefit will be approximately $200 minimum, which covered only a portion of the household energy bills.
The Help Line opens up today starting First at Four; dial 757-626-0303.