With winter in full swing, our community’s most vulnerable citizens can sometimes struggle to pay for essential services like heat and power.
Kentucky Utilities Company partners year-round with non-profit and community organizations to provide utility bill assistance and weatherization services to help those in need. This support is even more critical during cold weather months.
We also encourage customers who have the desire to help those in need to make voluntary contributions to our heating assistance program, the WinterCare Energy Fund.
The WinterCare Energy Fund is a nonprofit organization supported by KU and managed by an independent third party, the Community Action Council.
KU matches customer donations each month and forwards the entire amount to the Community Action Council for distribution in the counties we serve. Through March 31, KU will make contributions go even further by matching customers’ donations dollar-for-dollar.
Over the last five years, the WinterCare Energy Fund has raised nearly $600,000 to provide utility bill assistance to thousands of area families in need.
The program supports our most vulnerable community members who may be in dire financial situations leaving a family with no heat or the immediate prospect of no heat.
Eligibility is determined by the Community Action Council, and KU plays no part in determining eligibility. KU customers may donate to the program by making a recurring monthly pledge or a one-time contribution that can be added to their monthly bills. Customers can also donate online at www.lge-ku.com after registering their utility account.
The WinterCare Energy Fund has provided assistance to thousands of our community's most disadvantaged citizens over the years. With your support, we can ensure those in need continue to receive the assistance they need.
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs
Kentucky Utilities Company