Monday, April 28, 2014

Few Need Koochiching's Help

A relief fund set up by Koochiching County for residents struggling to pay their heating costs this winter has received very little use.

A total of $790 was provided to just one person to offset their hydro costs caused by using space heaters as a source of heat during the cold winter.

Community Services manager Terry Murray says additional State funding given to other agencies such as KOOTASCA and the Salvation Army for their programs likely limited the need for the County's program.

The County set up the program as a last resort for residents coping with high heating costs.