OPPD Energy Assistance Program
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Raised $1,100
Goal $10,000
Days Left 27
People face challenges that force them to choose between medication, food and paying their energy bills.
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The Story

Omaha, NE

Electricity is vital to everyday life, especially in Nebraska. With bitterly cold winters and sweltering hot summers, having access to energy helps keep people healthy and safe. Unfortunately, unexpected events and emergencies can make paying for these expenses difficult. In 1988, Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) created the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) to help those who were struggling to pay their energy-related expenses.

The goal of EAP is to provide financial support to those in need and raise awareness to the tremendous need for energy assistance. “People face challenges that force them to choose between medication, food and paying their energy bills,”said project director – power forward initiative Jay Anderson.

Each year, EAP partners with community agencies to help thousands of households. On average, the program provides energy assistance to 1,200 households per year. With winter quickly approaching, EAP is turning its focus to helping senior citizens and veterans in southeastern Nebraska.

To support its core value of honoring their community, OPPD hosts a Month of Giving that encourages giving back and providing support for basic needs to people in need. During the annual Month of Giving, OPPD hopes to raise at least $10,000 through RedBasket.org to help qualified seniors and veterans pay their energy-related expenses. Your tax-deductible donation will make a difference.

Please donate and share this story today!

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