Green Mountain Power Provides $130,000 to WARMTH Program to Support Vermonters with Heating Emergencies
05 November 2015
GMP Encourages Vermonters to Give to Neighbors in Need as Winter Approaches
COLCHESTER, VT… The arrival of crisp, colder weather means many things to Vermonters – like the start of ski season and the coming holidays. But to many Vermonters, it means worrying about how to keep their families warm over the long winter months. Green Mountain Power is helping with a $130,000 donation to WARMTH, a program that helps Vermonters with heating emergencies. GMP encourages others to get involved and support this critical program.
“We are pleased to be part of an important Vermont tradition – keeping our neighbors safe and warm,” said Mary Powell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Green Mountain Power. “The WARMTH program is a very effective way of helping families facing a heating emergency, and I am always gratified to see how generous our customers are in helping each other out.”
Last winter the WARMTH program helped families with heating emergencies more than 5,000 times. Funds are paid directly to the fuel or energy supplier, and each household receives no more than $225 in assistance per year.
“We are grateful to Green Mountain Power and all their customers who donate to the WARMTH program,” said Jan Demers, Executive Director of Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity. “The WARMTH program is often the last resort for families who are not able to pay for heat, so everyone who donates can feel good knowing they have made an important difference.”
Green Mountain Power customers will receive a WARMTH brochure with their November and December bills with information on how to donate. Customers can include a check to WARMTH with their GMP bill or send directly to their local Community Action Agency. To learn more about this program or to find the Community Action Agency in your area, visit CVOEO.org.
Vermonters who may be eligible for assistance through the WARMTH program can contact their local Community Action Agency or call 2-1-1 for confidential information and referral to community resources.
About Green Mountain Power Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and has a vision to be the best small company in America by empowering customers to save money and move to clean energy sources. GMP recognizes the role of electric utilities is changing and is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated services, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power in Vermont. In 2014, Vote Solar named GMP a Solar Champion. More information at: www.greenmountainpower.com
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Dorothy Schnure, Green Mountain Power, (802) 324-4418