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Jamie Caswell

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Help Those in Need by Donating to Energy Assistance Programs This Giving Tuesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 30, 2020) – This Giving Tuesday, Pepco is offering opportunities to give back locally through the Good Neighbor Energy Fund and Gift of Energy programs. As many across the region continue to experience financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, these Pepco programs provide meaningful support for District of Columbia and Maryland families who may be struggling to pay their energy bill. 

Good Neighbor Energy Fund

Through the Good Neighbor Energy Fund, customers can donate to local organizations to provide payment assistance to low-income customers struggling to pay their winter energy bills; the Greater Washington Urban League in the District of Columbia and Interfaith Works and Mary's Center in Maryland. Donated funds are then disbursed to qualified recipients. Along with donations from customers, Pepco matches dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000 annually

For more information, or to make a contribution, visit pepco.com/DCgnef (District of Columbia) or pepco.com/MDgnef (Maryland).

Gift of Energy

Through the Gift of Energy program, anyone can make a payment toward a Pepco customer's energy bill. The Gift of Energy is an easy way to support someone you care for this year—all from the safety and comfort of your home. All that is needed to successfully make a payment on behalf of someone else is the customer's name and address or phone number associated with the account. The gift will appear on the recipient's future energy bill as a credit. Those interested in making a purchase can either do so online or by calling 202-833-7500. 

Bill-payment assistance to help customers

As a reminder, customers who are past due on their Pepco bill should contact Pepco as soon as possible. Customers should never wait until they are in crisis to contact Pepco—the time is now. Pepco will work with every customer to help identify the support necessary to continue energy service. To learn more about assistance options customers can call 202-833-7500 or visit pepco.com/help for additional information.

To learn more about Pepco, visit The Source, our online newsroom. Find additional information by visiting pepco.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/pepcoconnect and on Twitter at twitter.com/pepcoconnect. Pepco's mobile app is available at pepco.com/mobileapp.    

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