SHARE the cost of utility bills of those in need


Published: Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 2:57 p.m.
Since 1986, GRU's Project SHARE has provided assistance to customers who may have difficulty paying their utility bill. This year, GRU has made a commitment to match up to $40,000 in pledges received during February.
Through voluntary donations from citizens and GRU customers, Project SHARE assists those in financial hardship. All donations are tax deductible and cover energy-related costs, such as lighting, heating, cooling and water.
If you are a GRU customer, you will see the Project SHARE pledge card included with your February bill statement. We hope that you will support this community benefit by encouraging your friends and neighbors to make a contribution to Project SHARE.
While sometimes overlooked, basic electrical services are essential to the health and well-being of our friends and neighbors - especially during the winter months.
GRU partners with The Salvation Army of Gainesville, Catholic Charities USA and Gainesville Community Ministries to administer Project SHARE funds. With the help of these partners, over $70,000 was distributed last year directly to those in need.
Preference is given to those at least 60 years of age or those who are disabled and unable to be self-sufficient. If you, or someone you know, might qualify for SHARE assistance, call The Salvation Army at (352) 372-8162, Catholic Charities at (352) 372-0294, or Gainesville Community Ministries at (352) 372-8162 for application information.
To make a one-time donation and for more information, call GRU's Customer Service at (352) 334-3434, or visit www.gru.com/projectshare.

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