Not too long ago Richard V. from Mt. Shasta received help paying his Pacific Power bill through the GNS Energy Assistance Department. He called us to tell us what a blessing it was. “I’ve been houseless, I was recently diagnosed with a terminal illness and I got into housing but I haven’t been able to work. I wasn’t even keeping my fridge turned on,” reported Richard, “The assistance made my life so much easier. Everyone was so pleasant and helpful. I came down and the staff helped me fill the application out. They made it understandable and answered my questions. I really needed the help. This will get me through the winter.”
If you have trouble filling out an Energy Assistance application, our staff can help. You can come by the office Monday through Thursday, from 9 am to 4 pm, and Claudia, Christine, Jayme or Dodi can go over the application with you. If coming into the office isn’t an option, you can call (530) 938-4115 ext. 120 and leave a message asking for assistance by phone. GNS also works with the family & community resource centers all around the county–they have Energy Assistance applications on hand, they can go over the required documents with you, and they can fax the completed packet to us when you’re done.
“It was like a miracle that I don’t have to worry about [my electric bill],” Richard added, “especially in my case where I have my illness to worry about. It strengthened my faith in humanity, that in this country, this state, this area …. people are being helped. It’s beautiful.”
Thank you, Richard, for your kind words and for reaching out to let us know how Energy Assistance helped you.
Learn more about Energy Assistance.