ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE IN NEED
There are several resources available to Harrison residents or families experiencing hardship.
MAYOR'S COMMUNITY FUND
The Harrison Mayor's Community Fund is a charity that assists any citizens residing within the Southwest Local Schools District. With the assistance of Christ of Loving Hands (another local, charitable organization) the Fund provides grocery vouchers, food pantry items, Duke energy bill assistance and occasionally rent payments. During the holiday season, the Mayor's Community Fund, together with the various local churches and schools, provides assistance in the form of food, clothing, winter coats and toys to hundreds of families. Applications must be submitted in person during one of the following times: November 6, 10, 13 and 17 from 9 a.m. to noon, or Nov. 10 and 17 between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Harrison Community Center (300 George Street). A photo ID and proof of residence (such as a bill for utilities, insurance or cable) must be presented.
Use 211.org, a United Way service, to find local community agencies supplying aid for a wide range of needs. These agencies often administer both state and federal funds or know of state agencies that are overseeing related state-approved funds.
DUKE ENERGY PROGRAMS
Duke offers a variety of payment plans and options to assist with natural gas and electric utility bills. Visit duke-energy.com/home/billing to learn more.