Organizations That Help With Bills

Turn to charity for help.

Perhaps you thought about bankruptcy or tapping your friends and family for help when you were beset with financial obligations beyond your reach. Maybe it was because you lost your job or had an illness that resulted in bills that were sky-high. Few people realize that there are organizations that can help you in your time of financial need. And if one organization cannot help you, maybe it can steer you to one that can.

American Red Cross

If you need help with your electric or heating bills, a local branch office of American Red Cross is a place where you can turn. In addition to helping out with those bills, if you qualify, the Red Cross in your community provides families disaster relief, safety and health classes, and many other services. The money used by the Red Cross for help in paying bills comes from the United Way in your community.

American Red Cross National Headquarters

2025 E Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006

redcross.org/

Salvation Army

The Family Emergency Services division of the Salvation Army also provides help with utility bills, as well as providing for basic human needs. You can contact to local office of Salvation Army and it will tell you go about receiving help. In essence, The Salvation Army assists individuals who have no other place to turn. Of particular importance is the counseling you will receive if you are about to be evicted from your home.

The Salvation Army National Headquarters

615 Slaters Lane

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P.O. Box 269

Alexandria, VA 22313

salvationarmyusa.org/

Feeding America

Feeding America operates a network of more than 200 food banks around the country, and it distributes food and groceries to almost 10 percent of Americans every year. Among those being served by Feeding America are 3 million senior citizens and 9 million children.

National Office:

Feeding America

35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2000

Chicago, IL 60601

feedingamerica.org/

Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS)

When you are deep in debt and and are contemplating bankruptcy, consider calling on CCCS , a nonprofit organization that can help those people with serious money problems. Each of its offices is a member of the Better Business Bureau as well as the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. The organization has helped more than 1 million people reduce stress by helping them pay back what they owe and ultimately, regain their financial footing.

Consumer Credit Counseling Services

1300 Hampton Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63139

888-656-2227

cccsstl.org/

1-800-Charity Cars

This is the largest of its kind in the country and it provides cars to families that are down on their luck but willing to become self-sufficient. Each car is repaired so that it is safe to drive, and the organization also gives monetary assistance, if needed.

Charity Cars Inc.

750 Miami Springs Drive

Longwood, Florida 32779

800-242-7489

800charitycars.org/