PORTLAND, Ore. — Helping your neighbors and their families stay warm just got easier. Pacific Power will match every dollar you donate to the Oregon Energy Fund with $2 more.
"Tens of thousands of people are still struggling to catch up on their household energy bills in the wake of COVID-19," said Brian Allbritton, executive director of Oregon Energy Fund. "The donations you make today provide crucial help and ensure your neighbors in financial crisis can keep the lights and heat on in their homes. We're proud to partner with Pacific Power and thrilled at this opportunity for your gift to have an even greater impact."
Last year, Pacific Power’s donations helped 861 households in need throughout Oregon including a total of 789 children, 291 seniors and 198 people with disabilities. This year, Pacific Power’s 2-for-1 match will continue up to $144,000.
Pacific Power customers who receive their bills by mail will find it includes an Oregon Energy Fund contribution envelope. Customers who pay their bills electronically can send a check or enroll in the fixed donation program. This program allows customers to donate any dollar amount, starting at $1 per month, which is then incorporated into their monthly bill. Fixed donations will also be matched 2-for-1 by Pacific Power. To enroll in the fixed donation program, call Pacific Power toll-free at 1-888-221-7070.
Donations may be tax-deductible and are forwarded directly to the Oregon Energy Fund, which verifies eligibility and allocates funds to those in need. All funds donated are used to assist families in need from the same county in which the donor resides.
Customers who need bill assistance themselves can talk with Pacific Power representatives who can help with payment plans that work for their individual needs and direct them to agencies that may be able to help. Pacific Power’s customer service number is 1-888-221-7070.