Osage Nation Financial Assistance Conducts Drive-Thru Distribution of Energy Materials

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Pawhuska, Okla., (Thursday, August 27, 2020) – Osage Nation (ON) Financial Assistance dispersed Energy materials to pre-approved applicants of the Energy Assistance Program (formerly known as LIHEAP).
 
The program operates on a fiscal year (October through September) and serves low-income Native American households within the Osage Reservation (Osage County) by providing heating and cooling energy assistance. The program also provides Crisis Assistance during an energy crisis, and preventative maintenance for elders.
 
ON Financial Assistance staff and constituents followed COVID-19 protocol while 76 Native American families waited in line to receive material resources at the ON Welcome Center. The materials consisted of Air Conditioning window units, HVAC filters, weatherization kits, oscillating and box fans, 2021 calendars, residential energy conservation information guides, and energy-efficient light bulb supplies.  The department also supplemented hand sanitizer and boxes of food along with these materials as a message of support to the community during this ongoing pandemic. 

 
Jennifer Oberly, Director of the ON Financial Assistance Department, commented on the event, “Due to the ever changing circumstances we are all facing, we really wanted to try and find a way to assist as many Families as possible while trying to keep both them and the staff safe.  That has been a challenge for our department since we are so used to conducting business personally with these families.  We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience with us as we tried something new and hope it’s something we can build on in the future. “
 
For more information, visit the Osage Nation Financial Assistance Department at:
239 W 12th Street
Pawhuska, OK 74056
Office:
918-287-5325
 
Or visit their web page at:
https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/what-we-do/financial-assistance
 

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