Following the 2017 eligibility screening at the Neighborhood Christian Center, Ms. Wilson, who was with her granddaughters, selected a heater. (Courtesy photo)

MLGW is once again teaming up with the Neighborhood Christian Centers to assist qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County through the Power of Warmth Program.

The MLGW program provides space heaters and electric blankets to eligible MLGW customers.

The Neighborhood Christian Centers will be accepting applications and screening eligible households for heaters or blankets at 785 Jackson Ave. on Wednesday (January 16) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be a Senior Services Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in conjunction with the event. Admission is free. Vendors will provide information on property tax relief, mortgage/rental assistance, utility assistance, SNAP benefits, employment, transportation, and more.

To qualify for the Power of Warmth Program, applicants must be a resident of Shelby County as well as disabled and/or a low-income senior, age 60 or older and have an MLGW account in their name. Applicants cannot have previously received an appliance from MLGW.

To apply, applicants will need the following credentials on hand:

  • MLGW bill in the applicant’s name.
  • Tennessee State ID or Driver’s License to verify age and address.
  • The most recent pay stub or Social Security Income statement to verify income.
  • Disability documentation, if applicable.

    Customers may contact the Neighborhood Christian Centers’ hotline number starting Monday, January 7 between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at (901) 881-6013 for a pre-recorded message detailing the necessary qualifications and credentials for eligibility.

    The mission of Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc. is to guide those in need toward stability and sustainability through compassionate Christ-centered ministries and empowerment programs.