Organization helping to keep families cool in the heat

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Supports to Encourage Low-Income Families (S.E.L.F.) is helping hundreds of Butler County families through it's summer cooling assistance program.

The organization is currently helping 200 low income families that have qualified for the program and expects to help 500 to 700 more families throughout the summer.

The organization funded by the state and gives $175 per month to qualifying families. The money is paid toward utility bills.

Those seeking assistance must meet with a representative from the organization. Currently those meetings are booked in the city of Hamilton until August 11 and in Middletown until August 18.

"What we have found is that many households have air conditioning but are afraid to use it because of the result to their utility bill," said Jeffrey Diver, Director of S.E.L.F. "Our program helps to alleviate some of that fear, so those individuals can use their air conditioning assuming they have it and can stay safe."

For more information, call (513) 868-9300.

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