KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 24, 2007 – The Kissimmee Utility Authority today received a $1,000 contribution from the Black Business Council of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce to help customers in financial difficulty pay their utility bills in emergency situations.
The council’s donation immediately doubled to a $2,000 contribution because of an ongoing dollar-for-dollar match provided by the utility.
KUA’s Good Neighbor Energy Fund is maintained through voluntary contributions from customers and employees of the utility. Since the program was launched in 1991, more than $500,000 has been raised to help families in financial crisis.
The donation was presented to KUA by council president Omar Warren and executive director Marie Jones.
“We are proud to support the excellent work of the Good Neighbor Energy Fund,” said Jones. “We are confident this contribution will provide help to those in our community who need it most.”
To contribute to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund, personal checks can be written to “Good Neighbor Energy Fund” and mailed to: Kissimmee Utility Authority, P.O. Box 423219, Kissimmee, FL 34742-3219. Additional details about the fund can be found online at http://www.kua.com/Community/Programs/GoodNeighbor.aspx.
Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.
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Chris M. Gent