January 5, 2015[title]
With the cold winter months ahead, many families will struggle with the cost of heating their homes this year. Through Project Help, community donations provide emergency heating assistance to those in need due to job loss, illness, injury or disability, as well as seniors struggling with the rising cost of living.
“Project Help depends solely on community and individual contributions,” said Mintha Roach, KUB President and CEO. “Thanks to generous donors, last year Project Help was able to help hundreds of needy families stay safe and warm through the winter.”
The 2015 Project Help campaign kicks off Monday, Jan. 5, and runs through Jan. 30. During those four weeks, KUB invites people to give a little to help those in need. Partnering with Food City, WVLT-TV, WIVK, the Knoxville News Sentinel and Home Federal Bank, KUB offers four easy ways to donate to Project Help:
- Purchase a donation coupon when you shop at Food City.
- Make a donation at any Knoxville area Home Federal Bank location.
- Send a check to: Project Help, P.O. Box 59017, Knoxville, TN 37950
- Check the donation box on your next KUB bill for a one time donation or monthly pledge.
“This is our fourteenth Project Help campaign,” said Roach. “Funding for other heating assistance programs continues to be down. That means Project Help will have even more applicants. I hope the community will join in this effort and donate at Food City or Home Federal Bank locations. Even a dollar a month on your KUB bill can help a neighbor in need.”
Project Help is administered by the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC). KUB collects donations, and 100 percent of the funds go to CAC. The money goes directly toward the purchase of electricity, natural gas, propane, heating oil, wood or coal for those in need.
Project Help of East Tennessee is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible.
About Knoxville Utilities Board
KUB is a municipal utility serving Knox and parts of seven adjacent counties and provides electric, gas, water, and wastewater services to more than 445,000 customers.