Summer crisis relief ending soon

Miami Valley CAP still assisting clients

MIAMI VALLEY — The 2018 Summer Crisis Program will end Friday, Aug. 31; however, Miami Valley Community Action Partnership (Miami Valley CAP) is still currently assisting eligible clients.

The agency has provided $16,000 in one-time monetary benefits to more than 130 households throughout the Miami Valley since the program started on July 1. These benefits provide bill payment assistance for those with documented medical conditions or persons 60 years of age or older.

Miami Valley CAP also has provided $26,000 worth of benefits for more than 150 households in the form of new air conditioning units. In addition, the agency has spent more than $1,000 repairing existing air conditioning systems when possible.

Keely Gustin, director of Energy Assistance Programs, said Miami Valley CAP has enough resources to continue helping clients until the deadline. “We are still accepting applications and expect to keep serving eligible households in need right up to Aug. 31,” Gustin said.

Households needing to make an appointment can call (937) 514-4777 or go online to

Gustin also noted that August is Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Action Month.

“We are asking customers what they love about the LIHEAP program. In the middle of Summer Crisis season, our customers have expressed to us their thankfulness for the LIHEAP funds that keep them cool and also provide winter heating benefits,” Gustin said. “We’d love to hear more from the Miami Valley regarding what they like about the LIHEAP program.”

Clients are welcome to share their thoughts about Miami Valley Cap by stopping into the Dayton office at 719 S. Main St. to fill out a postcard or by posting to the agency’s Facebook page.

Miami Valley CAP is a 501(c)3 private, nonprofit community action agency committed to eliminating the causes and conditions of poverty and promoting self-sufficiency by providing programs and services in the Miami Valley. For more information, visit

Miami Valley CAP still assisting clients