Benton PUD customers can help families struggling to pay their electric bills through the Helping Hands program during the holiday season.
Donations are accepted throughout the year, but the public utility district makes a push in November and December to increase donations.
Customers can make a one-time donation or ask that an additional $1 or more be added to their electric bill each year. Certificates are available to make donations on behalf of another person.
Money raised is given to the Community Action Connections, which distributes the money to PUD customers in need.
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Donations may be made in person at the Kennewick or Prosser offices or mailed to Benton PUD, Attn: Helping Hands, P.O. Box 6270, Kennewick, WA 99336.