Wheeling Twp. assists residents facing financial struggles

  • Wheeling Township office building, pictured, remains closed to the public at this time; however, emergency financial assistance and other services continue to be provided.

    Wheeling Township office building, pictured, remains closed to the public at this time; however, emergency financial assistance and other services continue to be provided. Courtesy of Wheeling Township

 
Submitted by Vicarious Public Relations
Updated 6/23/2020 9:48 AM

Many Wheeling Township residents have been affected by COVID-19 in a variety of ways. Some have experienced food insecurity, loss of employment or have even suffered from the disease itself.

The township is dedicated to assisting its residents through financial assistance -- to help them move forward. While the township building remains closed to the public at this time, emergency financial assistance and other services continue to be provided.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"The township has funding available that may be able to assist residents who are facing serious housing and utility disconnection issues," said Wheeling Township Supervisor Kathleen Penner.

"We are dedicated to offering support in many ways; residents who need help should call."

There are different types of emergency funding available for residents facing pending evictions, past-due mortgage payments or utility disconnections. Eligibility criteria varies depending on the program.

Residents who would like more information on emergency financial assistance should call the township at (847) 259-7730.

Township residents who would like to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors in need can make a financial donation to Wheeling Township's Emergency Fund, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. This fund allows the township to allocate financial resources based on where they are needed.

Checks should be made out to the Wheeling Township Emergency Fund, Inc., and mailed to: Wheeling Township, 1616 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, 60004. Residents in need benefit from 100% of all donations, which are tax-deductible as allowable by law.

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Through its dedication to provide services to its residents -- whether it be through the food pantry, by helping them to maintain their independence, sustain their health, or through critical assistance during times of need -- Wheeling Township continues to make a significant difference in the community.

For more information, contact Wheeling Township at (847) 259-7730 or visit wheelingtownship.com.

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