12/3: Thursday Briefing

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STATE

  • Working Washington grants are available

REGIONAL

  • The Pierce County Energy Assistance Program pays heating bills directly to utility companies for eligible applicants
    • Payments are based on household fuel usage over the course of 12 months as well as household income
    • info available at piercecountywa.gov/energy
  • Pierce County, the Tacoma Urban League, and the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle are offering a mortgage rescue grant that can offer up to 3 months of mortgage payments up to a max of $5,000 that go directly to the bank
    • Get started by calling 877-894-4663 or 206-461-3792

TACOMA

  • SNAP benefit recipients can increase their buying power this weekend at Tacoma’s Proctor Farmers Market and the Ruston Farmers market
    • you just need to bring your EBT card to the information booth and you’ll receive a coupon to be used for additional fresh produce

TESTING SITES

  • There are numerous free COVID-19 testing sites in our region:
  • Tomorrow’s mobile testing events include
    • ¬†Friday, Dec 4: Tacoma Nazarene Church at 3640 S M St, and at Fort Steilacoom Park
    • No ID is required and tests are free and open to anyone
    • results are available in 3-5 days
    • Testing runs 10am-3pm.