The mission of Jackson Neighbors In Need is to provide assistance to Jackson County residents who do not qualify for assistance from other agencies.
Our mission is accomplished in the following ways: (due to the COVID virus dates methods are subject to change.)
Provide heating assistance for those in need, during the cold winter months from November 1st to March 31st. We will pay the energy vendor directly. In an emergency the timeframe may be waived. We also provide space heaters when needed.
“Bump in the Road” Emergency Funds
This fund assists residents who encounter small economic challenges that they are unable to afford.
Hands On Jackson — “Day Of Caring”
We help sponsor this annual “Day Of Caring” for residents of Jackson County who are in need of assistance with small home repair projects, building a ramp and/or yard cleaning.
Annual Blanket Drive
Blankets are made available for people in need starting in December. They are available for pickup at the Department of Aging, Department of Social Services, Sylva Mountain Projects and the Jackson County Public Library.
For more information about heating assistance and emergency funds call 828.331.7177.
To volunteer or get information on other services, please call Mountain Projects at 828.586.2345.