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Wilmington, DE.- As Delmarva Power customers make their holiday lists, the company asks that they consider adding one more item, a donation to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund. For 25 years, Delmarva Power customers have been helping their neighbors in need stay warm during the winter by contributing to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund. Over those years, this fund has raised more than $5 million and has helped more than 57 thousand families in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia manage their energy bills.
Delmarva Power customers may make a tax deductible contribution to the program through envelopes included with the December bill. Delmarva Power matches those contributions at a level of one dollar for every three dollars donated. The Good Neighbor Energy Fund is administered by the Salvation Army.
"The most vulnerable in our communities have difficulties in handling their energy bills, and this partnership between our customers and Delmarva Power provides an important safety net for our neighbors in need," says Delmarva Power regional Vice President Glenn Moore.
Customers may apply for energy assistance through the Good Neighbor Energy Fund by contacting their local Salvation Army Office. Contributions to the fund are made directly to those offices.
The Good Neighbor Energy Fund is just one way Delmarva Power is working with customers to handle energy bills. "Delmarva Power is committed to helping all customers understand what they can do today to manage tomorrow's energy bills," says Moore. "There are some simple, free steps everyone can take right now that will lead to less energy use and save customers money," Moore adds.
Any customer may call Delmarva Power's customer service number, 1-800-375-7117 and ask for the brochure, 85 Ways to Save Money and Energy. Specific energy efficiency information is also available at www.delmarva.com.
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Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia and over 118,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.