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Help Those in Need by Donating to Energy Assistance Programs This Giving Tuesday

NEWARK, Del. (Nov. 30, 2020) – This Giving Tuesday, Delmarva Power is offering opportunities to give back locally through the Good Neighbor Energy Fund and Gift of Energy programs. As many across the region continue to experience financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, these Delmarva Power programs provide meaningful support for Delaware and Maryland families who may be struggling to pay their energy bills. 

Good Neighbor Energy Fund

Through the Good Neighbor Energy Fund, customers can donate to local organizations to provide payment assistance to low-income customers struggling to pay their winter energy bills. Donations are made to The Salvation Army and other non-profits in the Delmarva Power service area, which then disburse the funding to qualified recipients. Along with donations from customers, Delmarva Power matches $1 for every $3 received, up to $70,000 annually. Since 2014, Delmarva Power and its customers have donated more than $855,000 through the fund to help those in need across Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

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 online 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 Delmarva Power 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/help for additional information.

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