The Consumer Guidance Corporation has established a grant fund to help people who are having financial problems because of high energy costs. This grant program is funded by private donations from corporations and private citizens who receive a tax exemption because of the organization’s 501 (c) 3 non-profit status granted by the Internal Revenue Service. “Many people who are struggling with energy bills don’t know that financial assistance is available from non-profit organizations and from the government,” said Jim Surasak, national spokesperson for Consumer Guidance. “We have established the Energy Help Grant Program and also publish a number of booklets to help consumers who are struggling with rising energy costs.” Consumer Guidance Corporation is an organization established by volunteers dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages who need financial assistance to help pay for consumer debts, energy bills, prescription drugs and medical care. The primary purpose of Consumer Guidance Corporation is to educate and assist consumers with all consumer debt issues. Consumers can receive a free grant application and more information about other financial help by calling (202) 595-1035 or by visiting Consumer Guidance’s Internet website at www.ConsumerGuidance.org. Corporations or individuals who wish to contribute to Consumer Guidance’s Energy Help Grant Program can send tax deductible contributions to: TX Consumer Guidance, P.O. Box 96051, Washington, D.C. 20090-6051.