Benton PUD will provide a free advanced power strip to customers who donate $1 or more per month, increase their current monthly donation or make a one-time donation of $20 or more to Benton PUD’s Helping Hands program.
Through the Helping Hands program, Benton PUD customers can help others with their electric bill by making a donation. Donations to the program are distributed by the Community Action Connections to eligible PUD customers who need help paying their electric bill.
Advance power strips automatically turn off electronics when not in use. Replacing a conventional power strip with an advanced power strip can help reduce the electricity wasted when devices like TVs, DVD players, game consoles, printers or external monitors are not in use, PUD officials say. Power strips are available to donors for a limited time, and only while supplies last. The strips must be picked up at either of the Benton PUD offices.
Donations are accepted in person in Kennewick and Prosser, by phone or by mail. To learn more, visit www.bentonpud.org.