We do more than just provide electricity Ã¢â‚¬â€œ we stick with our customers every step of the way. Today's economy and record-breaking temperatures make it challenging for them, which is why we are glad to fund the Neighbor-to-Neighbor program.
WTU Retail Energy has increased its annual contribution to its bill-assistance program by 20 percent to $600,000.This bill-assistance program helps families who are struggling to pay their electricity bills.
Lecretia, a 65-year-old WTU customer, found it difficult to pay her bill with her sole source of income Ã¢â‚¬â€œ her monthly disability check.
"I didn't know what I would do," said Lucretia, who in the past had donated to the Neighbor-to-Neighbor program. "I never thought my older years would be this challenging." Customers may contribute to the Neighbor-to-Neighbor program by checking the "bill assistance" box on their monthly bill, located on the tear-off portion of the bill just below the total due. Online-paying customers can help fund this program by checking the "bill assistance" box located under the payment amount in Step 1 and entering the amount they would like to contribute.
Through a local community action agency, those who qualify for the Neighbor-to-Neighbor program may receive up to $600 in assistance during a calendar year. Each agency screens applicants and determines who will receive assistance. To qualify, recipients must be WTU Retail Energy customers, reside at the service address and be financially responsible for monthly electricity expenses. They also must meet the income eligibility criteria.
For more information, contact a local community agency.
|Agency Name||City||Contact Number||Counties Served||Web Site|
|Aspermont Small Business Development Center, Inc||Aspermont||1-940-989-3538||Haskell, Jones, Kent, Knox, Stonewall, Throckmorton||No Website|
|Big Bend Community Action Committee||Marfa||1-432-729-4908||Brewster, Culberson, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Presidio||No Website|
|Central Texas Opportunities, Inc.||Coleman||1-325-625-4167||Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, McCulloch, Runnels||Go to Site|
|Concho Valley Community Action Agency||San Angelo||1-325-653-2411||Coke, Concho, Crockett, Irion, Kimble, Menard, reagan, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton||Go to Site|
|Rolling Plains Management Corporation||Crowell||1-940-684-1571||Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cottle, Foard, Hardeman, Jack, Montague, Wichita, Wilbarger, Young, Shackleford, Stephens, Taylor||Go to Site|
|South Plains Community Action||Levelland||1-806-894-6104||Bailey Cochran, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lynn, Motley, Terry, Yoakum||Go to Site|
Andrews, Borden, Dawson, Ector, Loving, Reeves, Ward, Winkler, Fisher, Gaines, Glassock, Howard, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Upton
|Go to Site|
|Panhandle Community Services||Amarillo||1-806-342-6150||Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Wheeler||Go to Site|
Our long-standing Neighbor-to-Neighbor program supports families that are struggling to get by in today's tough economic climate.