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Energy Share of Wyoming kicked off its 2013-2014 season Monday with the goals of raising more than $125,000 and assisting more than 400 families statewide.

Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power spokeswoman Sharon Fain says Energy Share of Wyoming, a nonprofit organization, is a partnership of numerous organizations, utilities and businesses.

Energy Share funding is available to pay energy bills when all other resources and assistance have been exhausted. First priority goes to individuals and families at or above 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Special consideration is given to senior citizens and the disabled. Energy Share provides for a one-time expenditure of up to $400 per household, and all applicants must be Wyoming residents.

Funding decisions are made by The Salvation Army, which reviews applications and assesses eligibility based on need, lack of other resources and available Energy Share funds. Individuals interested in applying for funds should contact their local Salvation Army, or call toll-free 1-877-461-5719, to determine your local Salvation Army field representative.