(KTEN) — Oklahoma Gas and Electric and the Salvation Army are offering to help low-income customers with soaring summer utility bills.

OG&E customers living in a county served by the Salvation Army of Ardmore who have proof of an unforeseen emergency may be eligible.

The Lend-a-Hand program helps with bills up to $250. Contact the Salvation Army at 580-223-6176 for more information.

OG&E has also established a list of Cool Zones across its service area for individuals and families seeking to beat the heat.

Texas utility customers who are having difficulty paying a summer electric bill can call 211 or visit the 211 Texas website for helpful resources.