For Immediate Release
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NEWARK, Del. (Nov. 29, 2021) – This Giving Tuesday, Delmarva Power is offering opportunities to give back locally through the Good Neighbor Energy Fund and Gift of Energy programs. The holiday season can be difficult for many as they continue to face financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, experience challenges meeting their basic needs, and may be separated from loved ones. These Delmarva Power programs provide meaningful support for Delaware and Maryland families and individuals who need support paying their energy bill.
Good Neighbor Energy Fund
Through the Good Neighbor Energy Fund, customers can donate to local organizations to provide payment assistance to low-income customers who may be facing hardships, including the Salvation Army in Delaware and Maryland, as well as the Cecil Heating Assistance Program and Harford Community Action Agency in Maryland. Donated funds are then disbursed to qualified recipients. Delmarva Power matches $1.00 for every $3.00 received, up to $70,000 annually. Since 2014, Delmarva Power and its customers have donated more than $947,000 through the fund to help those in need across Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Customers can also contribute to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund directly through their Delmarva Power bill by paying exactly $1.00 over their bill amount. The amount a customer contributes must be exactly $1.00 over their billed amount; amounts over $1.00 will not be recognized as a contribution and will result in a credit to the customer's account. Customers can make a $1.00 contribution each time they pay their Delmarva Power bill.
For more information, or to make a contribution, visit delmarva.com/DEgnef (Delaware) or delmarva.com/MDgnef (Maryland).
Gift of Energy
Through the Gift of Energy program, anyone can make a payment toward a Delmarva Power customer's energy bill. The Gift of Energy is an easy way to support someone you care for this year—all from the safety and comfort of your home. All that is needed to successfully make a payment on behalf of someone else is the customer's name and address or phone number associated with the account. The gift will appear on the recipient's future energy bill as a credit. Those interested in making a purchase can either do so at delmarva.com/Gift or by calling 800-375-7117.
Bill-payment assistance to help customers
As a reminder, customers who are past due on their Delmarva Power bill should contact the company as soon as possible. Customers should never wait until they are in crisis to contact Delmarva Power—the time is now. Delmarva Power will work with every customer to help identify the support necessary to continue energy service. To learn more about assistance options customers can call 800-375-7117 or visit delmarva.com/EnergyAssistance for additional information.
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