We are so excited to tell you that we have reached our fundraising goal! Our sincere thanks go out to the citizens who provided donations to assist their neighbors with paying their utility bills.
On March 31, Project Share and UHelp, two important local programs supported by public donations that provide assistance with utility bills, teamed up to assist community members facing hardship because of COVID-19.
The new partnership was created to help families pay their utility bills as they face challenges during "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order that has led to widespread closures of businesses and schools.
For every $1 the public donated to this project up to $50,000, the City of Spokane and Avista each matched it. That meant for every $1 donated, $2 more went to support our community.
Through this program, we have provided $150,000 for community members to access to help pay for their energy bills and City utility bills for water, sewer, stormwater, and garbage services.
While the matching funds have been exhausted, donations for this effort are always appreciated.
Thank you for supporting our community. Working together, we will be #InlandStrong!
So far, 531 people have made a donation to help their neighbors. Thanks to everyone who donated!
To access U Help or Project Share assistance for low-income customers, please call SNAP at 456-SNAP.
To access utility bill help for businesses, see information on the City's deferral program.