We’re Committing $5 Million Towards TXU Energy Aid in 2012

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I believe in helping people in need, don’t you? In tough economic times, more and more families need help with the basics. One area where there is a tremendous amount of need is in helping people pay their electricity bills.

For nearly 30 years, TXU Energy AidSM has helped families in critical situations with their electricity bills. Since 2004, TXU Energy has contributed $5 million annually to the TXU Energy AidSM program and we’re doing it again this year. I’m proud that I personally have been able to participate in donating to this program for 8 consecutive years. You can help people keep their lights, air conditioning and heating on….what could be more impactful here in Texas where we had the hottest summer on record last year?

So you might wonder what exactly is TXU Energy AidSM?

TXU Energy AidSM is the largest bill payment assistance program among electricity providers, not just here in Texas, but in the entire country. We truly care about the communities we live in and we want to make a REAL impact.

To make this happen, we partner with local service organizations to help our customers. To date, we’ve provided more than $72 million to assist more than 415,000 valued customers with temporary assistance on their electricity bill. Now that is truly impacting the community in which we live!

Making ends meet is a daily struggle for many Texans on low and fixed incomes. The need for air conditioning or heat increases during extreme weather conditions. This results in higher electricity bills that some families simply cannot afford. That is why TXU Energy AidSM was developed. Because of unforeseen financial hardships, people may feel forced to do without air conditioning or heat so they can pay for their other basic needs, but sometimes doing so can be dangerous. We don’t think anyone should ever have to make such a choice.

Using the contributions made by TXU Energy employees and our generous customers, selected social service agencies across Texas administer the funds used to assist families right in your community.

For every dollar you donate to the TXU Energy AidSM program, TXU Energy will match it approximately $5 to $1—that’s right, $5 to $1! In addition, 100% of the funds go to a social service agency in your community to help someone in a critical situation pay their electricity bill. There are no administration fees.

So take a minute and consider joining us to extend a helping hand. It’s easy!

  • Check the box on the front of your TXU Energy bill and mail it back with your payment. Every dollar helps.
  • Email energyaid@txu.com – be sure to include your name, address, day time phone number, electricity account number and the amount of your desired recurring monthly or one-time donation in the email. Your donation will automatically show up on your next bill.

Please join me and let’s work together to make 2012 a great year for TXU Energy AidSM. Together, we have the power to make a difference in the lives of others simply by giving a dollar.