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SOURCE Energy Outreach Colorado
DENVER, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community assistance organizations across Colorado, strapped by this year's catastrophic wild fires and flooding, are getting a $2.03 million influx in energy bill payment assistance funding from Energy Outreach Colorado this month.
The funding is going to 125 organizations including Salvation Army, the Family Resource Centers Association, The Home Front Cares and Catholic Charities. It also helps increase the average benefit families receive from the Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP).
Energy Outreach Colorado plans to distribute a record $9.97 million in quarterly payments during the coming year to help more limited-income Coloradans remain warm and safe in their homes.
"Since 1989 we have served as a safety net for low-income families and seniors who can't keep up with their energy bills, particularly during Colorado's chilly winter months," said Skip Arnold, executive director at Energy Outreach Colorado. "We partner with many community-based organizations to ease the worry and sacrifice that people go through when they are faced with choosing between home heat and other basic necessities."
EOC is the only nonprofit in Colorado that raises funds for energy bill payment assistance, as well as energy efficiency upgrades for affordable housing and nonprofit facilities. More information is available at www.EnergyOutreach.org.
About Energy Outreach Colorado
Helping all Coloradans afford home energy.
Energy Outreach Colorado is the only independent, non-profit organization in the state that raises money to help limited-income Coloradans afford home energy. Since 1989, EOC has raised more than $191 million to fund energy bill payment assistance and energy efficiency upgrades for affordable housing and nonprofit facilities. Energy Outreach Colorado relies on private donations, corporate contributions and foundation grants. It has received top ratings from Charity Navigator for 12 consecutive years and is an accredited charity member of the Better Business Bureau. Energy Outreach Colorado, www.EnergyOutreach.org, can be reached at 303-825-8750 or at 225 E. 16th Ave. Ste. 200, Denver, CO 80203-1612.
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