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January 7, 2013

Jan. 7, 2013

For additional information,
Contact: Tami Hartmann
Moxley Carmichael
(865) 544-0088


With the cold winter months ahead and the lagging economy increasing financial hardships, 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 Joel Connell, Vice Chair of the KUB Board of Commissioners. “Thanks to generous donors, last year Project Help was able to help 400 needy families stay safe and warm through the winter.”

The 2013 Project Help campaign kicks off Monday, Jan. 7, and runs through Feb. 2. 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.


“I know this year is going to be tough for so many,” said Connell. “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.

KUB, a municipal utility serving Knox and parts of seven adjacent counties, provides reliable electric, gas, water and wastewater services to more than 430,000 customers.