This winter heating season, Delmarva Power customers are urged to support the area’s needy families by making a donation to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund.
The annual fund drive, which helps eligible families pay their energy bills, kicked off recently with preaddressed envelopes included in Delmarva Power customers’ bills. Delmarva Power will match customers’ tax-deductible contributions with $1 for every $3 that is collected, up to $70,000.
Delmarva Power founded the fund more than 30 years ago. Through the years, the fund has raised nearly $6 million and has helped more than 70,000 families in Delaware and Maryland with their energy bills. In 2012, Delaware and Maryland customers contributed more than $25,000. The Delmarva Power match brought that amount over $30,000. The Good Neighbor Energy Fund is administered by the Salvation Army.
“Cold weather can be a challenge to energy budgets,” said Delmarva Power Region Vice President Glenn Moore. “The Good Neighbor Energy Fund coordinates the energy relief efforts of Delmarva Power, our customers and the Salvation Army.”
To apply for energy assistance from the Good Neighbor Energy Fund, customers should contact their local Salvation Army Office.
In Delaware, the Salvation Army Office is P.O. Box 712, Wilmington, DE 19899-0712. For assistance call 302-472-0750.
The fund receives both personal and corporate contributions. For information on saving energy and money this winter, go to Delmarva Power’s website at www.delmarva.com .
Also, the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides help for numerous households each year. Call 1-866-674-6327 or go to www.neada.org for more information.
Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings Inc., provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and more than 122,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.