OAK RIDGE, TN (SPWECIAL TO WLAF) – Aid To Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties, Inc. (ADFAC) is pleased to announce the availability of funds for residents of Campbell County who have been affected by COVID-19.
Funding for this program has been provided by a grant from the Campbell County Enhancement Fund of the East Tennessee Foundation. This funding partnership includes support and cooperation from TVA, LaFollette Utilities Board, The Campbell County Enhancement Fund and Powell Clinch Utility District.
Financial assistance may be in the form of utilities or rent for families living in Campbell County who have experienced hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An example of hardship could be loss or reduction in employment, family illness, or a death in the family.
Anyone needing assistance with rent or utilities can contact ADFAC 865/483-6028 to inquire about eligibility. In addition, client applicants can fill out an application for assistance via ADFAC’s website.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, all ADFAC appointments are currently being conducted over the phone. Once eligibility is determined, an ADFAC staff or volunteer will contact applicants to schedule an appointment. All proofs of income, hardship and other documentation shall be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to ADFAC Household Assistance Program, Post Office Box 5953, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-5953.
ADFAC’s Household Assistance Program Director, Joey Collins noted, “ADFAC is so pleased and honored to be able to serve our neighbors in Campbell County during this challenging time. We are especially grateful to the entities that provided this much needed funding and look forward to helping those that need our assistance”.
ADFAC, an independent non-profit agency, exists to serve the basic needs of primarily low-income residents in Anderson and surrounding Appalachian counties. ADFAC’s goal is to help families become stable and self-sufficient through a variety of direct assistance services designed to meet the need of our clients.
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