United Way Kicks Off Winter Assistance Fund

INDIANAPOLIS– Thanks to support from Indianapolis Power & Light, Citizens Energy Group, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, and individual donors, United Way of Central Indiana will offer the Winter Assistance Fund, a program that provides utility bill assistance to individuals and families who do not qualify for the state’s Low-Income Energy Assistance Program during the winter months.

Last year, the Winter Assistance Fund raised almost $192,500 and provided gas and electric utility assistance to 264 households comprised of 566 individuals.

“We continue to provide this service each year because supplying basic needs to our neighbors is the first step to helping them envision a life out of poverty,” said Mary Jones, community impact senior director at United Way. “Through the Winter Assistance Fund, we are able to keep more people safe and warm, alleviating some of the stress of the winter season.”

To donate or to find out where you can make an appointment visit uwci.org/waf. Select locations will be accepting applications for the Winter Assistance Fund beginning today.

 

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About United Way of Central Indiana: United Way is a community of donors, advocates, volunteers, and partners who fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. United Way invites all members of our community to LIVE UNITED by giving, advocating and volunteering to improve lives in Central Indiana. Visit uwci.org to learn more.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jennifer Hashem | Public Relations Manager

office: 317-921-1313 | cell: 563-271-4385

jennifer.hashem@uwci.org

*Community Impact Senior Director Mary Jones will be available for interviews until 2 p.m. today. Interview requests after this time can be scheduled upon request. *