MARCH 2, 2011

Learn about emergency utility assistance Monday, March 7

FCC facilitates Emergency Assistance Program for Carefree and Carefree residents

CAREFREE/CAVE CREEK – Residents of Cave Creek and Carefree who may need emergency assistance for their utility costs may find some relief in a community assistance outreach program facilitated by the Foothills Caring Corps in Carefree and presented by the Foundation for Senior Living.

Cave Creek and Carefree residents who are experiencing difficulty paying their electric, gas or phone bill are encouraged to meet with representative from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday, March 7 at the FCF-Holland Community Center, 34250 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale to see if they qualify for community assistance emergency funding.

Appointments are limited and will be set on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees must RSVP by Friday, March 4 by calling the Foundation for Senior Living, 623-979-3911.

Potential recipients will be pre-qualified on the phone and learn about the requirements and documents necessary to apply for the assistance funds.

“If you or anyone you know from the community is in need of utility assistance, we encourage you to call. Relief is available to qualified, low-income Cave Creek and Carefree residents, ages 18 years and older,” said Debbra Detterman, Foothills Caring Corps executive director.

The March 7 event at the FCF-Holland Center is for Carefree and Cave Creek residents only, but individuals from surrounding areas may also call the Foundation for Senior Living for referrals on how to apply for emergency assistance funds in their community.

To reach the Foothills Caring Corps, call 480-488-1105 or visit their website at