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Organization offers help with heat bills for NW Ohio

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As temperatures drop, a local organization is working to make sure people stay warm inside their homes.

The Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC) is hoping to help thousands of people with their heating bills this season. Their annual home energy assistance program is underway and they're accepting applications.

The program helps people in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Van Wert and Williams counties. Last year they helped more than 10,000 families with their utility bills. To qualify for assistance, families must be at 175 percent of the federal poverty level and show proof of income.

For more information, visit the NOCAC website here.

The program runs through March 31.

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