For Immediate Release
NEWARK, DE. - 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. Delmarva Power will match customers' tax-deductible contributions with $1.00 for every $3.00 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.
The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 712
Wilmington, DE 19899-0712
For assistance call (302) 472-0750
P.O. Box 3235
Salisbury, MD 21802-3235
For more information, call (410) 749-3077
Cecil Heating Assistance Program
P.O. Box 195
Elkton, MD 21922-0195
For more information, call (410) 996-0241
Harford Community Action Agency
33 W. Courtland Street
Bel Air, MD 21014-3701
For more information, call (410) 939-3535 x 22
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 .
Additionally, the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides help for numerous households each year. Call 1-866-674-6327 or log on to: www.neada.org for more information.
About Delmarva Power: 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 122,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware