Regardless of what this winter brings, one thing is certain: GLE is looking out for you.
Dial 211 or visit mi211.org for a free referral service that connects eligible residents with energy payment assistance help and much more. By simply dialing 211, available 24/7, callers are connected with a trained, caring professional who will confidentially assess the situation, address needs, and refer callers to local resources for help.
Although they vary by location, local resources include basic needs such as food, housing, shelter, temporary financial assistance, transportation, utility assistance and more. In addition, local resources include mental health care and counseling, health care, individual/family life assistance and other services.
In addition, if you’re a senior or low-income member, you may be eligible to enroll in the Winter Protection Plan. Eligible members are protected from shut-off from Nov. 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018. Find more information on heating assistance programs on page 6 of the November/December edition of Michigan Country Lines.
Members can also take advantage of our Energy Optimization (EO) programs that offer rebates, incentives and even free energy efficiency measures for qualified members.
Whatever this winter brings, we can get through it with the help that’s available.