DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Power & Light teamed up with the Salvation Army to help keep families warm this winter.
DP&L presented the Salvation Army with $165,000 as part of the Gift of Power campaign.
It lets the Salvation Army provide assistance to families who are not able to pay their electric bills this time of year.
“So most of the time, there’s been a life crisis, whether its an unexpected medical bill, a car accident, even a car repair, the death of a spouse, or the death of another family member,” says Maj. Stanley Senak, Kroc Administrator for The Salvation Army. “Usually something has happened that has prevented them from paying their electric bill.”
Dayton Power & Light President and CEO Craig Jackson said, “As we know, during high-usage months we tend to see higher bills which can create challenges for some of our customers and this program provides assistance to those families.”
The program is in its fourth year and has helped more than 1,500 families in the Miami Valley.