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Call the Salvation Army at 716-664-4108 to make an appointment. A very short simple form is required stating your hardship with a copy of your BPU bill. The process is quick and easy. The Salvation Army verifies your hardship, then the BPU qualifies your consistent payment record before final approval is made.
The Salvation Army is located at the following location:
81 S Main StreetBrooklyn SquareJamestown, NY 14701
The fund can provide up to a one-time $250 payment on your bill, limited to one payment a year. Aid is one a first-come, first-served basis. At any time, income from the Fund may be depleted and assistance may not be available.
John Alfred Johnson immigrated to Jamestown from Sweden to live near his brother Oscar who worked as a contractor in our area. John worked for a local manufacturer in the day and for Oscar at night.
Although he became an American citizen, John was proud of his Swedish heritage and thought of himself and his friends as the “working man.” He labored hard, saving and investing his money. To take effect upon his death, he created the Johnson Foundation which Jamestown Swedish Consul and Attorney John Sellstrom and his wife Carole, operated in accordance with Johnson’s wishes.
They endowed the John Alfred and Oscar Johnson Memorial Trust/BPU Good Neighbor Fund in December, 2014, to be held in perpetuity at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.