SVEC Energy Assistance
Winter is a trying time of year. Cold, wet weather drives people inside their homes. This also tends to drive up consumer energy bills.
Individuals having a difficult time paying utility bills tend to have an even harder time during the winter, and now they face an added challenge with the higher cost of energy, but the utilities are essential in providing warmth, comfort, and a quality standard of living. Those experiencing difficulty may be in need of assistance.
The purpose of the SVEC Energy Assistance Program is to aid individuals and families experiencing financial stress in paying their winter energy bills.
Individuals receiving SVEC Energy Assistance funds must be consumers of SVEC, but this does not mean the Energy Assistance will be only for electric bills; it will assist with any type of energy bill (i.e., electric, oil, gas, or wood). However, the funds will not be available for use as utility deposits.
SVEC’s Energy Assistance Programs are administered by a number of outside organizations including:
Congregational Community Action Project (CCAP)
112 S. Kent St.
Winchester, VA 22601
Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Salvation Army
185 Ashby Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Highland County Evangelistic Association
PO Box 143
Monterey, VA 24465
427 W. Main St.
Luray, VA 22835
Shenandoah County Department of Social Services
600 North Main Street, Suite 108
Woodstock, VA 22664
Staunton-West Augusta County Salvation Army
1700 West Beverley Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Anyone wishing to contribute to the fund may voluntarily add $1, $2, $5, $10, or more to their electric bill payment in excess of the amount due, or they may make a separate check payable to SVEC Energy Assistance. Contributions are accepted from October 1 through March 31, 2013.
Consumers requesting assistance should contact one of the organizations listed above in their county. Acceptance of applications for Energy Assistance and the distribution of funds will begin January 2, 2013.
Please help support SVEC Energy Assistance and those less fortunate than yourself; remember, it is members helping members.