Fundraising to meet the need
The goal for the 2015 program year is to serve 2,000 families during the period of January through April. Winterhelp served 1,870 families during that same period for 2014. The maximum benefit a family can receive is $250, however the average this past year was $181. To meet the increased demand requires additional community support. Our goal is to raise $370,000 and we ask that you Donate TODAY!
LG&E customers can donate through their bill and have their donations matched. Winterhelp distributes funds raised to provide services within the counties from where the contributions were made. So donating to Winterhelp is truly helping your neighbors. For more information about giving through your LG&E bill click here.100% of your contribution is distributed to help families in crisis. Community Winterhelp limits its administrative cost to about 5% which is funded by matching funds from LG&E.
Your Help is Needed!
Donations can be made several ways and LG&E will match your contribution:
- Click the Donate Now button above and contribute using a credit card.
- Donate through your LG&E bill by indicating the amount of your donation on your payment stub when sending in your payment.
- For those with automated billing, you can log into your online LG&E account and select Payment Programs, then select “Help Those in Need.” Fill in the amount of your monthly Community Winterhelp pledge.
- You may also donate by sending a check for Community Winterhelp, to LG&E, Attention Customer Commitment Department, 820 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203.
Your contributions to Community Winterhelp are matched by LG&E. Hundreds of the families in our area who will stay warm this winter because of our generous donors and supporters. Make your donation today!
How are Services Provided?
Winterhelp services are provided through its 19 service partners that include 16 Community Ministries serving residents in Jefferson County and 3 Community Action Agencies with offices in the outlying counties for residents in those areas.
Eligibility guidelines are established by the Winterhelp Board which is comprised of community partners and private representatives.
Eligibility is determined by dire financial situation and lack of resources, leaving a family with no heat or the immediate prospect of no heat; and by a family who is elderly, very young, seriously ill or disabled. LG&E plays no part in determining eligibility.
Families applying for assistance are interviewed by Winterhelp service partners.
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