The purpose of the SVEC Energy Assistance Program is to aid individuals and families experiencing financial stress in paying their winter electric bills.
Individuals receiving SVEC Energy Assistance funds must be member-owners 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:
Frederick/Warren/Clarke counties and city of Winchester:
Congregational Community Action Project (CCAP)
112 S. Kent St.
Winchester, VA 22601
Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Salvation Army
185 Ashby Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Highland County Evangelistic Association
PO Box 143
Monterey, VA 24465
42 W. Main St.
Luray, VA 22835
St. John Bosco Catholic Outreach (SJBCO)
315 N. Main St.
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 through March 31.
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.
Please help support SVEC Energy Assistance and those less fortunate than yourself; remember, it is member-owners helping member-owners.