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$20,000 donated to help unemployed Washington County residents pay bills

The donated money will offset utility bills for unemployed Washington County residents in need. (Washington County Board of Commissioners)
The donated money will offset utility bills for unemployed Washington County residents in need. (Washington County Board of Commissioners)(WJHG)
Published: Apr. 7, 2020 at 4:45 PM CDT
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Washington County residents who may be on a tight budget due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic could see some help on their utility bills.

Wall Street Markets, the company that owns Chipley's Brickyard Market and Piggly Wiggly, donated $20,000 Tuesday to Washington County commissioners. The donation will be used to offset utility bills for unemployed Washington County residents in need.

Commissioners say the money will be managed and distributed through the local Tri-County Community Council office in Chipley. To qualify for utility help, you must include proof of Washington County residency and a recently submitted unemployment application due to COVID-19. The maximum allowance per household is $300.

"On behalf of the Washington County Board of County Commissioners and its constituents, thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity during this COVID-19 pandemic." Board Chairman Tray Hawkins told Wall Street Markets Owner Rick Treadwell.

For more information on applying for this emergency funding, please contact the Tri-County Community Council at 850-638-4520 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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