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Electric bill assistance available through DREMC’s Project HELP

Posted 1/21/23

Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) members can apply for assistance with their electric bills through the Project HELP program.

Project HELP is DREMC’s emergency residential …

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Electric bill assistance available through DREMC’s Project HELP

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Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) members can apply for assistance with their electric bills through the Project HELP program.

Project HELP is DREMC’s emergency residential energy assistance program overseen by local charity organizations, including the Bedford County Good Samaritan Association.

Project HELP provides emergency electric bill assistance year-round to help qualifying DREMC members keep their electric power on during difficult financial times.

Project HELP has helped thousands of Duck River members over the program’s 30-year existence. Because financial hardships can occur for families or individuals anytime during the year, Project HELP assistance is available to help DREMC members when they need it most.

DREMC Office Manager Tara Groce shares the story of a Bedford County DREMC member who received assistance with her electric bill through Project HELP. “An elderly member came to our office almost in tears,” she said. “She had turned on the heating unit’s emergency setting to help with staying warm. With the heat strips staying on for an extended period, it caused her bill to increase. She receives a fixed income and was unsure how she would pay the bill.”

“We explained to her how local assistance agencies, including the Bedford County Good Samaritan Association through DREMC’s Project HELP program, could help her with the bill payment,” said Groce.

“It’s situations, such as this, that make the Project HELP program a valuable resource for DREMC members,” Groce said.

Project HELP is supported by donations from DREMC members and employees, and their generosity has made the assistance program available for DREMC members living in the Bedford County area.

To apply for Project HELP assistance, contact the Bedford County Good Samaritan Association located at 201 E. Highland Ave., Shelbyville, TN, 931-684-8160.

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