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Share The Warmth this winter

The Hastings Utilities Department and the Salvation Army are teaming up again this year to keep families warm all winter long.

The Share The Warmth program is back and runs from Dec. 1 to April 30.

The program provides security to those in the community who may be unable to afford their utility bill during the colder months. The program was designed in coordination with The Salvation Army, Catholic Social Services and Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska. It was specifically tailored to assist the following people:

  • Individuals 60 years of age or older
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Anyone experiencing unusual needs


Share The Warmth Form ButtonTo donate to the Share The Warmth program, Hastings Utilities customers can fill out the form at or directly at Customers can indicate a specific contribution to be added to their bill each month ($2, $3, $5, $10 or “Other”). Funds collected for Share The Warmth will be sent directly to the Salvation Army for distribution.

Share The Warmth donations are tax deductible and the agreement may be changed or canceled at any time by calling Hastings Utilities at (402) 463-1371. All of the funds collected by the Hastings Utilities will be sent directly to The Salvation Army to assist customers of Hastings Utilities.


If you need funds to assist you with your utility bill, please contact the Salvation Army directly at (402) 463-0529.

To qualify, applicants must be a Hastings Utilities Department customer with a delinquent bill or a disconnect notice in the applicant’s name from their current residence. Applicants must be experiencing economic hardship and have a verifiable need:

  • Income/Resource vs. Expense Ratio
  • Federal Poverty Guidelines – 125% of Poverty Guideline
  • Emergency Circumstances
  • Unemployment

Published Date: 12/ 1/2022

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