Job loss, hours that have been cut at work and additional mouths to feed as children are home from school are all issues causing a financial crunch during this time of crisis. The good news, there is help available.
HELP AVAILABLE: Community Helpers of Rutherford County will provide emergency financial assistance for clients via phone appointments only beginning March 24, 2020 until the COVID-19 pandemic crisis flattens. All client assistance is performed by scheduled phone interviews.
The Community Helpers goal is to protect the most vulnerable population, their families, and their staff during this time of crisis and meet the community's need for emergency financial assistance.
Please visit the website chorctn.org or visit on Facebook "Community HelpersRC" or call office 615.898.0617 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
UTILITY PROVIDERS: WGNS has heard from multiple utility providers throughout Middle Tennessee and many of them have specifically told WGNS they are suspending service cut-offs for those unable to pay their bill. However, your bill will continue to incur fees as they will still remain past-due. Again, multiple providers of electric, water and gas may forgo cutting off or turning off a utility due to the COVID-19 crisis, but please call your provider to confirm.
STATE OF TN: COVID-19 Unemployment Resources