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Rocky Mountain Power asking customers to help lend a hand to those in need

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Helping struggling families stay warm and safe just got easier. Rocky Mountain Power will match customer donations to the Salvaation Army’s Lend a Hand program, which helps struggling limited-income customers keep their power on and their homes warm.

The company will match all contributions with $2 for each $1 donated to the program. Last year, Rocky Mountain Power donations, along with contributions from customers and employees, helped 1,114 households in need throughout Utah.

“We encourage our customers to continue their generous support for this great program,” said Alene Bentley, Rocky Mountain Power regional business manager. “These donations are helping the elderly, disabled individuals and struggling families in our community.”

In November, customers who receive their bills by mail will find it includes a Lend a Hand contribution envelope. Those who pay their bills electronically can request a donation envelope and 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 two-for-one by Rocky Mountain Power, and customers can call 1-888-221-7070 to enroll and request a donation envelope.

“This program wouldn’t be around if it weren’t for the generous donations pledged and matched by Rocky Mountain Power and its customers,” said Sierra Jones, Salvation Army utility assistance director. “The help these families receive assists in bringing them out of crisis, remain in their homes, and stay comfortable in these cold winter months.”

All donations are tax-deductible and are forwarded directly to the Salvation Army, which verifies eligibility and allocates funds to those in need.

Customers who need bill assistance themselves can call Rocky Mountain Power representatives at 1-888-221-7070 to get help with payment plans and be directed to agencies that may assist them.

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