For Immediate Release
202-862-2680 (media hotline)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 29, 2021) – This Giving Tuesday, Pepco is offering opportunities to give back locally through the Good Neighbor Energy Fund and Gift of Energy programs. The holiday season can be difficult for many as they continue to face financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, experience challenges meeting their basic needs, and may be separated from loved ones. These Pepco programs provide meaningful support for District of Columbia and Maryland families and individuals who need support paying their energy bill.
Good Neighbor Energy Fund
Through the Good Neighbor Energy Fund, customers can support local nonprofit organizations that provide payment assistance to customers who may be facing hardships. Donated funds are disbursed to qualified recipients. Pepco matches customer donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000 annually.
Customers can contribute to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund directly through their Pepco bill by paying exactly $1.00 over their bill amount. The amount a customer contributes must be exactly $1.00 over their billed amount; amounts over $1.00 will not be recognized as a contribution and will result in a credit to the customer's account. Customers can make a $1.00 contribution each time they pay their Pepco bill.
For more information, 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 giving the Gift of Energy can do so online at pepco.com/Gift 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 the company 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/energyassistance for additional information.
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