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Yakima Residents Line Up in the Early Hours for Heating Assistance

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YAKIMA, Wash. - Several people bared the cold Monday morning to get help paying for their heat.

A line formed last night and continued to grow outside of the Super D Bingo Hall.  The Opportunities Industrialization Center of Washington is using federal funding to help lower-income families pay their heating bill. 

Rita Trujillo was near the front of the line in the morning, she says she depends on this service for the winter.

"I am trying to get electricity help because we have baseboard heat and it costs a lot to heat your home so I am hoping they can help me [...] to heat my home."

The non-profit organization scheduled appointments all day Monday and will be at the same location Tuesday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  Appointments are on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

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