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Green Mountain Power Provides $130,000 to WARMTH Program to Support Vermonters with Heating Emergencies

01 November 2016

GMP Encourages Vermonters to Give to Neighbors in Need as Winter Approaches
 
COLCHESTER, VT… Green Mountain Power is continuing its long tradition of helping people with heating emergencies by donating $130,000 to the statewide WARMTH Program.
 
“This is truly the best of Vermont – neighbors helping neighbors stay warm in Vermont’s cold winters,” said Mary Powell, President and CEO of Green Mountain Power. “We are always so touched by how generous our customers are in supporting the WARMTH Program and are glad that we can help, as well.”
 
For 30 years, WARMTH has helped families who are facing heating emergencies and are not able to find help through other channels. More than 90,000 families have received funds totaling more than $5 million, and another 54,000 households have received essential information and counseling that helped them avoid heating crises. The state’s five Community Action Agencies manage the funds, ensuring that every dollar contributed goes directly to a Vermonter in need.
 
“The generosity of Green Mountain Power and its customers is critical to the success of the WARMTH Program,” said Jan Demers, Executive Director of Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity. “Together we work alongside families who struggle to pay for heat. WARMTH funds provide essential assistance. We are so grateful to all who give so generously.”
 
GMP encourages others to get involved and support this critical program, where 100 percent of donations go directly to help people with heating emergencies. Funds are paid directly to the fuel or energy supplier, and each household receives no more than $225 in assistance per year.
 
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.
 
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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 partnering with Vermonters to improve lives and transform communities.  GMP is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated energy services that help people use less energy and save money, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power in Vermont. GMP is the first utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to use business as a force for good. In 2014, Vote Solar named GMP a Solar Champion. More information at: www.greenmountainpower.com. Connect with GMP on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @GreenMtnPower


Dorothy Schnure
Green Mountain Power
(802) 324-4418
Dorothy.Schnure@greenmountainpower.com