For immediate release — Sept. 1, 2021
KISSIMMEE — In an effort to provide financial relief during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, at today’s board meeting the Kissimmee Utility Authority Board of Directors voted to transfer $50,000 to the Good Neighbor Fund.
Administered by the Osceola Council on Aging, the Good Neighbor Utility Assistance Fund provides emergency utility bill payment assistance to individuals and families in Kissimmee facing a temporary financial crisis. Customers wishing to participate in the program can opt to have their bills automatically rounded up each month or make a one-time donation to the fund. The donations are then matched dollar-for-dollar by KUA.
“We recognize that there are still residents in our community who continue to feel the financial effects of the pandemic,” said KUA Board Chairman Ethel Urbina. “KUA is doing everything we possibly can to assist the most vulnerable in our community.”
This is the second consecutive year that the board has voted to transfer additional funding to the Good Neighbor Fund. In 2020, during the onset of the pandemic, the board also provided an additional $50,000 to the fund.
KUA remains committed to doing what it can to help its customers and the community during this unprecedented health crisis.
Founded in 1901, KUA is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility powering 84,000 customers in Osceola County, Florida. For more information, visit www.kua.com.