Idacorp shareowners on Feb. 12 issued an additional $75,000 contribution to Project Share, a community service program designed to help people pay electric, natural gas, propane, oil or firewood bills. The Salvation Army administers the program, to which Idaho Power parent Idacorp contributed $25,000 in December on increased need due to the poor economy.
“The continuing depressed economy and increased jobless rate, coupled with higher energy bills due in part to our December cold snap, resulted in more – and different – customers struggling to keep up with payments,” Warren Kline, Idaho Power vice president of customer service and regional operations, said in a release.
“This money will help Project Share provide assistance to even more people facing tough times,” said Salvation Army Capt. John Stennett. “Company shareowners have made these kinds of extra contributions twice before in the past 10 years, and each time it made a huge difference for folks needing a hand.”