COVID 19 Miami County Resources


BeaconopenM-TH 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
800-726-3136 x 3 F 8:30 am - 6:00 pm 
Crossroads BankopenM-F 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 
765-327-4064 Sat. 8:00 am - noon 
First Bank of BerneopenM-F 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
800-589-7848 S 8:00 am - noon 
First Farmers Bank & TrustopenM-TH 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
800-371-3316 F 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 
  S 9:00 am - noon 
First Merchants BankopenM-TH 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
800-205-3464 F 9:00 am - 6:00 pm 
  S 9:00 am - noon 
FlagstaropenM-TH 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
765-473-6661 F 9:00 am - 6:00 pm 
  S 9:00 am - noon 
Hometown Credit UnionopenM, T, TH 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
765-472-7600 W 8:30 am - 1:00 pm 
  F 8:30 am - 6:00 pm 
  S 9:00 am - noon 
PNCopenM-F 10:00 am -5:00 pm 
888-762-2265 S 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Critical Industries HotlineCall center 877-820-0890open Tuesday at 9 am 
 emailing business/industry questions only 
Hotspot - free  
Internet - freecall 844-488-8398 (free service during school shutdown from Spectrum)
Comcastoffering 'Internet Essentials' package free for low income customers for 60 days apply before 4/30/2020
Curriculum ages 0-9  
Disney coloring pages
Musicals - free
Netflix -  
Ready4K - free  
Virtual Fieldtrips
YMCAbuilding closed for spring clean until March 30 then will open only to ages 16 and older with limited activities
YMCA virtual exercise  
Baby formulacall phone number on back of canister, companies are working with parents
Food PantriesHelping Hands - 176 N. Broadway, Peru765-472-1875M, W, F - 9:00 am - noon
 The Salvation Army - 1785 S. St. Rd. 19, Peru765-473-5498M-TH 8:30 - 11:30 am, appt only
 Macy - 190 No. Columbia St., Macy574-930-04482nd & 4th Thurs. each month
   10:00 am - noon & 5:00 - 7:00 pm
 Miami Nation of Indians - 65 W. 7th St., Peru765-473-96311st Sat each month, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Mobile Drivesdrive up service - stay in your vehicleCheck wesiteFood Finders Food Bank
 open at 11:00 am
Pick-up MealsPeru Community School Corp - pick-up sack lunch & dinnerM-F 11:30 am - 12:30 pmfront drive at PHS, 401 N. Brdwy.
 open to all Miami County students - freeM-F 3:30  - 4:30 pmfront drive at PHS, 401 N. Brdwy.
 open to all Miami County residents - $3.00Monday - Fridaydeliveries - 11:15 Peru Apartments
                        11:30 Franklin & Wabash
                        11:50 Elmwood School
                        12:10 Wabash Flats
   (look for big yellow bus)
 Bunker Hill United Methodist Church - pick-up siteMonday - Friday12:00 - 12:30 pm
 YMCA transitMonday - Fridaypick up - 11:30 Arrowhead
                  11:45 Jean Apartments

               11:30-12:30 Eagles                          Pointe


                 4:00 Hilltop                                   Apartments

Restaurants (open)   
 31 Marathon at 218 (carry out only)765-689-8326 
 Afterburners Bar & Grill765-689-0902 
 Arby's 765-475-0765 
 Burger King765-472-4100 
 Club 14 Bar & Grill765-473-3010 
 Dairy Queen765-472-3044 
 Dillinger's 765-460-5398 
 Dominos 765-473-6603 
 East End Double Dip765-472-3436 
 Gabriel's Pancake House765-470-3212 
 Garden Gate Café765-327-2355 
 Harvey Hinklemeyers765-472-4341 
 Hoosier Hotspot in Denver765-985-3000 
 Jack's Eat & Brew765-460-5487 
 Jefferson St. BBQ in Converse765-395-5117 
 Los Tres Caminos (No. Broadway)765-472-7005 
 Los Tres Caminos (W. Main St.)765-472-3711 
 McDonald's (W. Main St.)765-472-3540 
 My Pizza My Way765-473-3142 
 Papa Johns765-327-2362 
 Peru Family Restaurant765-327-2544 
 Pizza Hut765-473-5200 
 Pizza King765-473-4431 
 Pizza Quik765-473-7770 
 Red Rocket Bar & Grill765-689-0763 
 Smitty McMusselman's Pub & Grub765-460-5419 
 South Side Scoops 765-472-4041 
 Subway 765-473-4700 
 Tracks End Restaurant 765-472-4187 
 Wings Etc.765-587-3356 
CVSopen, delivery available765-472-4367 
Krogeropen, no pharmacy delivery765-473-2076 
Walgreensopen, pharmacy delivery available765-473-5542 
Peru Township765-473-5835Jackson Township765-395-7191
Allen Township574-382-2217Jefferson Township765-985-3500
Butler Township765-473-6702Pipe Creek Township765-469-1113
Clay Township765-689-7277Richland Township765-985-2074
Deer Creek Township765-398-5091Union Township765-472-3901
Erie Township765-469-1722Washington Township765-470-2897
Harrison Township765-472-3901  
YMCATransit will continue for critical care, employment, health765-472-1979 
 related appts., and essential grocery/food related program  
Job Seeker's  
Small Business
WorkOne Northwest IN800-891-6499  
Duke Energysuspending disconnections for nonpayments866-236-3749 
Miami Cass REMCsuspending disconnections for nonpayments765-473-6668 
NIPSCOsuspending disconnections for nonpayments800-464-7726 
Peru Utilitiessuspending disconnections for nonpayments765-473-6681 
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2020 County Snapshots:   
Custom Data Requests:  
Knowledge Center:  
Prof. Development Grants  
Veterans & Active Duty  
July 28 2020
Joshauna Nash
NIPSCO Communications
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. – With the statewide moratorium on disconnecting electric and natural gas service during the COVID-19 pandemic scheduled to end August 14, NIPSCO is committed to assisting and providing its most flexible payment plan options to help those in need.
NIPSCO voluntarily suspended late payment charges and shutoffs for nonpayment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for all customers beginning in early March, prior to the moratorium. And, although the number of customers who are behind on their bill is less than last year at this same time, the amount owed by some customers has accumulated and there are many who still need help.
“For those who may still be facing financial hardships due to COVID-19 or other reasons, assistance is available now and after the moratorium, to help them manage their energy bills,” said Nick Meyer, NIPSCO vice president of communications and external affairs. “Our goal is to ensure our customers continue having safe, reliable energy after the moratorium lifts and we intend to offer our most flexible payment options suitable for our customers’ individual financial situations.”
Customers experiencing financial challenges are encouraged to explore the options available to them, including:
Payment Agreement: NIPSCO has expanded its flexible payment arrangements to allow customers to spread their past due balance over six months by paying a portion of their past due balance, plus current charges incurred. Customers can learn more and enroll at
Partial Payment Plans: NIPSCO offers payment plans that will help customers make smaller, more manageable payments now to make it easier to bring their account current in the future. Customers can visit to review available payment plans. NIPSCO’s customer care team will also work with customers to set up a personalized payment plan. Customers can call 1-800-4-NIPSCO (1-800-464-7726) to discuss options.
Local, State and Federal Assistance: Customers that have been directly impacted by COVID-19-related job loss or hardship, can visit to find additional resources or call their local community action agency or Energy Assistance Program (EAP) agency or Township Trustee’s office. These agencies can help customers access local and federal assistance including the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications are being accepted through July 31, 2020.
For more information on billing options and payment assistance, visit or call 1-800-4-NIPSCO (1-800-464-7726).
Moratorium Ends August 14
In addition to several payment assistance options, NIPSCO offers a variety of energy efficiency programs to help lower energy usage and bills. Visit for more information on available programs and other ways to save.
About NIPSCO: Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO), with headquarters in Merrillville, Indiana, has proudly served the energy needs of northern Indiana for more than 100 years. As Indiana’s largest natural gas distribution company and the second-largest electric distribution company, NIPSCO serves approximately 820,000 natural gas and 460,000 electric customers across 32 counties. NIPSCO is part of NiSource’s (NYSE: NI) seven regulated utility companies. NiSource is one of the largest fully regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 4 million natural gas and electric customers through its local Columbia Gas and NIPSCO brands. More information about NIPSCO and NiSource is available at and