Alliant Energy Doubles Hometown Care Energy Fund Contribution
$500,000 donation will help WPL customers with heating assistance this winter
Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), an Alliant Energy Company, announced that Alliant Energy will double its annual contribution to WPL’s Hometown Care Energy Fund, this year. The corporation will donate $500,000 to the Fund that benefits customers in need of heating assistance in its Wisconsin service territory.
“This is the right thing to do to help our customers,” said Barbara Siehr, Vice President of Customer Service. “Our Hometown Care Energy Fund allows us to provide some financial relief to the customers who need it most. These additional funds will help those customers who, for whatever reason, have difficulty paying for their heat during these critical winter months.”
WPL‘s Hometown Care Energy Fund, which is administered by Energy Services, Inc., raises donations that are used by Community Action Groups to help customers in crisis, above and beyond the assistance provided by the Federal Low-Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Donations and funds collected through the Hometown Care Energy Fund are disbursed by community-based non-profit organizations in Wisconsin who distribute money to those customers in need.
“We appreciate Alliant Energy taking the lead at this important time to address a critical need on behalf of their customers,” said Tim Bruer, Executive Director of Energy Services, Inc. “Community agencies rely on the generosity of corporations like Alliant Energy and individual donors to help keep homes safe and warm. This generous $500,000 contribution will go a long way toward that goal.”
In 2007 the Hometown Care Energy Fund helped more than 900 households across Wisconsin with an average grant of $270 each. In 2007, WPL customers donated $41,000 to the Fund through optional donations made when they paid their bill.
Since 2000, WPL customers have donated more than $200,000, and Alliant Energy has donated more than $1.6 million to help WPL customers with heating assistance through the Hometown Care Energy Fund.
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