Friday’s severe weather in the New Castle County area caused outages for about 14,000 customers. We have assessed heavy tree damage and flooding. Crews are back working around the clock to restore service for our customers. View the damage we're assessing here: https://youtu.be/4MBuu50y92I
For Immediate Release
NEWARK, Del. - 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 pre-addressed envelopes included in Delmarva Power customers' bills. Contributions are tax-deductible and matched by Delmarva Power which contributes one dollar for every three dollars donated.
Delmarva Power founded the fund more than 30 years ago. Through the years, the fund has raised nearly $6 million and has helped approximately 71,000 families in Delaware and Maryland with their energy bills.
Last year alone, 340 Delaware and Maryland customers contributed nearly $116,000. The Delmarva Power match brings that figure past the $154,000 mark.
The Good Neighbor Energy Fund is administered by the Salvation Army.
"Lengthy cold cycles can be a drain on stretched 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. The fund receives both personal and corporate contributions. For information on saving energy and money this winter, go to to Delmarva Power's website (www.delmarva.com).
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 and Maryland and over 124,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .