Project SHARE makes helping neighbors easy this holiday season
Company matches every dollar of customer donations; more than $70 million contributed since 1985
ATLANTA, Nov. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power is inviting customers to join the company and The Salvation Army to help neighbors and local Georgia communities this winter through the Project SHARE initiative. Project SHARE, established in partnership with The Salvation Army in 1985, was one of the first fuel funds in America and provides assistance for expenses, such as utility bills, housing, food and medical necessities.
Since Project SHARE's inception, approximately 370,500 households and more than 1,100,000 individuals throughout the state have received assistance with more than $70 million contributed to the program by Georgia Power and its customers. Last year, Georgia Power customers donated to the program leading to a total contribution, including Georgia Power's match, of more than $2.2 million. The program assisted 6,563 households and 17,310 individuals.
By donating one to 10 dollars through their Georgia Power bill payment, customers can provide assistance to residents in the same community. The unique program is highly localized with more than one million Georgians benefiting from the program over the past three decades.
"Improving the quality of life for all people in the communities where we live and work is important to us at Georgia Power and Project SHARE provides an opportunity for our customers to join us in this mission," said Kevin Kastner, vice president of customer services for Georgia Power. "Thanks to our long-standing partnership with The Salvation Army, Project SHARE continues to be one of our most successful charitable giving programs year after year."
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