Delmarva Power Matches Customer Donations For Salvation Army Of Delaware

Delmarva Power’s Senior Community Relations Specialist Cindy Ventresca (middle) presents Salvation Army Majors Lisa Sheehan and Tim Sheehan with a check from Delmarva Power for the Good Neighbor Energy Fund.
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Delmarva Power provided the Salvation Army of Delaware a check for more than $12,000 as part of its commitment to match customer donations for the company’s Good Neighbor Energy Fund (GNEF). From March to October of 2018, Delmarva Power customers donated more than $37,000 to the Salvation Army as part of the GNEF program. Delmarva Power’s contribution comes from its promise to match $1 for every $3 received, up to $70,000 annually. Since partnering with local non-profits, Delmarva Power has donated more than $380,000 toward the effort.

Through GNEF, customers can donate to local organizations that provide payment assistance to low-income customers struggling to pay their winter energy bills. Donations are made to The Salvation Army and other non-profits in the service area and disbursed to qualified recipients, with much of the funds distributed to those in need during the winter.

For more information, or to make a contribution for 2019, Delaware customers can learn more online at or for Maryland customers.

Delmarva Power is committed to helping customers manage their energy needs and works as a proactive partner in raising awareness about the many important energy assistance opportunities available through the company. In 2018, Delmarva Power’s efforts helped more than 17,000 Delaware customers secure $4.3 million in energy assistance. Customers who are struggling to make payments or interested in learning more about available programs should contact Delmarva Power as soon as possible at 800-375-7117.


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