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MLGW’s Power of Warmth offers free space heaters or electric blankets
November 15, 2023

Qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents may qualify for assistance through the Power of Warmth program.

Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division, in partnership with Neighborhood Christian Centers Inc., is once again distributing 100 electric blankets and 100 space heaters to eligible customers through the Power of Warmth program.

Applications will be accepted online ONLY through November 30, 2023 or until all units have been committed. Please apply online at Qualified applicants will be notified by January 5, 2024 via text and given information on when and where to pick up their heater or blanket.

To qualify for an electric blanket OR a space heater, the applicant must be a Shelby County resident, disabled and/or a low-income senior (60 years old or older) with an MLGW account in their name. Applicants cannot have previously received a blanket or heater from MLGW. Applicants will need:

· An MLGW bill in their name.

· A Tennessee State ID or Driver’s License to verify age and address.

· Their most recent pay stub, social security income statement or bank statement showing direct deposit.

· Disability documentation, if applicable.


Memphis Light, Gas and Water is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving the residents of Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee since 1939. MLGW consistently provides customers with rates that are amongst the lowest in the nation and stewards a water supply from artesian wells that is minimally treated. Actively engaged in promoting the prosperity of Memphis and Shelby County, MLGW supports the seven local chambers in its service area and makes doing business with local, minority- and women-owned business a priority. Deeply rooted in the community, its employees generously donate time and money in support of bettering the Greater Memphis area.

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