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Salvation Army offers rent, utility bill help in Tupelo

The Salvation Army’s Tupelo Corps is offering to help community members pay their rent and utility bills.

Posted: May 27, 2020 4:29 PM
Updated: May 28, 2020 10:11 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Salvation Army’s Tupelo Corps is offering to help community members pay their rent and utility bills.

The CREATE Foundation and the United Way provided funds to help the Tupelo Corps’ efforts.

In mid-March, the Public Service Commission approved an order banning utility disconnections to help families during the coronavirus pandemic. The ban lifted Tuesday and utility companies can resume disconnections.

RelatedUtility disconnection ban no longer in effect in Mississippi

The following is Salvation Army's statement:

The Salvation Army of Tupelo would like to encourage the community to reach out for assistance with rent and utility payments. There is a gap in social service requests at a time where the Army usually receives a surge of calls for help. Funds have been provided by the CREATE Foundation and in collaboration with the United Way to assist the Tupelo Corps with assisting the community.

Many individuals have possibly postponed payments due to moratoriums on evictions and essential utilities such as electricity and water. Although some mandatory bill payments have been deferred, payments for compounded late fees and reconnect fees are things that cannot be assisted.

Choosing to provide groceries for your family as opposed to paying bills is understandable now more than ever, but the Army is here to help so that families are not forced to make those hard decisions.

"We have an incredible community that wants to help each other in many ways. We are so thankful to be a part of this sharing and want to encourage folks to stay current on their bills. Avoiding penalties and late fees is key to maintaining financial health and security," stated Tupelo Corps Officer Major Whitney Morton.

Clients can reach out to the Salvation Army of Tupelo by phone at 662-842-9222, by email at tupeloms@uss.salvationarmy.org, or via Facebook.com/SATupelo.

The Salvation Army of Tupelo greatly needs an outpouring of support to continue to serve our community's increased need. To support The Salvation Army of Tupelo, visit SalvationArmyALM.org/give. For more information on how The Salvation Army is serving in Tupelo or how you can receive rent and utility assistance, contact Major Whitney Morton at 662-842-9222.

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