Need help with your Consumer's Energy bIll?

If you're struggling to pay your heating bill, help is available. The heat and warmth fund -- THAW, and Consumers Energy says their heat assitance event in Flint this week filled up fast but it's not too late to get help.

THAW organizers say their appointments for Thursday's clinic are all booked up but people who are in jeapardy of having their gas and electricity turned off can should call their heat and assistance hot line at 1800-866-8429.

Qualifications include: Past due balance, shut off notice or service disconnected. Account balance cannot exceed $4,000 for combined accounts. Account must be in applicant's name and must live at service address. Customer paid $225 on single/$450 combined accounts within past si x months. Proof of houshold income required.