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Project HELP 2-for-1 is helping the people of Washington pay for their utility bills

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YAKIMA, WA - Pacific Power is helping the people of Washington pay for their utility bills through their Project HELP 2-for-1. They way it works is for every $1 donated Project HELP will match it with $2 more. 

Project HELP 2-for-1 is part of a partnership with the Northwest Community Action Agency in Toppenish and the Salvation Army's in Yakima and Walla Walla. Toby Freeman, Pacific Power regional business manager in the Yakima Valley, said the purpose of the project is to help low-income customers who are in need during this time of year. 

"There is always a need particularly in the winter time when folks are dealing with a lot of economic stress," said Freeman. "Paying the utility bill can be tough and this is a program that is there to help them out."

Freeman said that they have been doing this for decades know and have received nothing but positive feedback. Last year alone they helped a total of 500 households pay for their utilities. Pacific Power will be collecting donations by including an envelope in customers paper utility bills and anyone who pays their bills online can request a contribution envelope. 

Project HELP will go on until their $34,000 cap is reached and all donations made are tax deductible. Anyone who needs help can contact the Salvation Army, the Northwest Community Action Agency, or Pacific Power. 

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