PORTLAND, Ore — Helping your neighbors and their families stay warm just got easier. Pacific Power will match every dollar you donate to the Oregon Energy Fund with $2 more.
Last year, donations from Pacific Power's customers, employees and the company helped 633 households in need throughout Oregon including 607 children, 221 seniors and 213 people with disabilities. This year, Pacific Power's 2-for-1 match will continue up to $144,000.
“While much of the state’s economy is booming, it’s not getting any easier for the many hardworking Oregonians who are still struggling to make ends meet. One in five households are forced to choose between paying the utility bill or paying for necessities like food, medicine, and rent. Seniors on fixed incomes are especially vulnerable to the increased cost of living,” said Brian Allbritton, executive director of Oregon Energy Fund, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to helping Oregonians pay their utility bills.
“Pacific Power has been with us from the beginning nearly 30 years ago,” he added. “Their commitment to our mission has helped us ensure that our neighbors stay healthy and safe in their homes.”
Pacific Power customers who receive their bills by mail will find it includes an Oregon Energy Fund contribution envelope. Customers who pay their bills electronically can send a check or enroll in the fixed donation program. This program allows customers to donate any dollar amount, starting at $1 per month, which is then incorporated into their monthly bill. Fixed donations will also be matched 2-for-1 by Pacific Power. To enroll in the fixed donation program call Pacific Power toll-free at 1-888-221-7070.
Donations may be tax-deductible and are forwarded directly to the Oregon Energy Fund, which verifies eligibility and allocates funds to those in need. All funds donated are used to assist families in need from the same county in which the donor resides.
Customers who need bill assistance themselves can talk with Pacific Power representatives who can help with payment plans that work for their individual needs and direct them to agencies that may be able to help. Pacific Power's customer service number is 1-888-221-7070.
About Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides electric service to more than 740,000 customers in Oregon, Washington, and California. The company works to meet growing energy demand while protecting and enhancing the environment. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, with 1.9 million customers in six western states Information about Pacific Power is available on the company’s website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via pacificpower.net.
Press release provided from Pacific Power.