Public Service Company of Oklahoma is teaming with the Salvation Army, City of Tulsa and other utilities to be part of Home Energy Aid Month in July.
Together, PSO and the other organizations will raise awareness and support for area residents who need temporary help in paying their home heating or cooling bills.
Home Energy Aid Month is a time to help thousands of Oklahomans facing financial emergencies pay for the household energy on which we all rely. Families and individuals who qualify for Home Energy Aid receive assistance through the Salvation Army to help pay their utility bills.
Funds to provide the assistance are generated through customer contributions to Public Service Company of Oklahoma’s Light A Life, Oklahoma Natural Gas’ Share The Warmth and Oklahoma Gas &Electric’s Lend A Hand programs.
“Through the generosity of neighbors helping neighbors, last year The Salvation Army helped over 1,850 individuals and families in need of utility bill assistance thanks to the utility companies’ programs,” said Major Mark Harwell, Area Commander of The Salvation Army. “100 percent of the funds given through these programs go to help those in need. It takes only a moment to check the contribution box on your utility bill and help your Green Country neighbor in need.”
To lend support to the effort to raise awareness and increase contributions to the utility-supported energy assistance programs, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum has declared July “Home Energy Aid Month” in Tulsa. Customers of PSO, ONG or OG&E can make contributions by looking for the Light A Life, Share the Warmth or Lend A Hand information on their monthly energy bills. Each utility pays all administrative costs, so every penny donated goes to help those in need.
Donations also may be made directly to The Salvation Army at www.SalArmyTulsa.org. All donations are tax deductible.