DP&L's Gift of Power, an emergency relief fund for customers having difficulty paying their winter heating bills, had a very successful inaugural year in 2016. Along with DP&L funding of $100,000, our customers donated an additional $60,000 to Gift of Power. The Salvation Army was able to use that $160,000 to help more than 400 families throughout the 24-county DP&L service area stay warm this winter. We will continue to collect donations throughout the remainder of 2016 in preparation for the 2017 program, which starts in January 2017.
A BIG THANK YOU to all our generous customers who helped make the Gift of Power program a success in 2016!
Anyone can get behind when unexpected things happen. The loss of a job, medical bills or other financial hardships can come out of nowhere and make it impossible to keep up. Families are finding themselves in a position, maybe for the first time ever, where they have to ask for assistance.
DP&L will provide $115,000 this year, along with customer donations, to warm the homes and hearts of our neighbors in Ohio. The Salvation Army will administer the program and allocate funds. Funds will be applied directly to the customer's DP&L bill. Every dollar donated will be used to help keep an Ohio family warm this winter.
How do I apply?
You may apply for the Gift of Power program if you meet all of these requirements:
- You are a DP&L customer of record
- You have received a disconnection notice or already been disconnected
Eligible customers may apply beginning January 17, 2017 by contacting The Salvation Army at 937-528-5145. You may also call this number for additional information about the program or any questions you might have.
The program runs through April 15, 2017 or until funds are exhausted.
How to donate:
You have the power to make a difference! By donating to Gift of Power, you will prevent disconnection or restore power to those in need this winter season. Every dollar donated will be used to help friends, families and neighbors in Ohio stay warm this winter. Help us pay it forward by giving to the Gift of Power program.
To donate online using your checking account, please click the button below. You will be redirected to DP&L's Speedpay system for payment processing.
To donate by mail, please send your check or money order, payable to The Salvation Army/Gift of Power to:
The Salvation Army
1000 N. Keowee Street
Dayton, OH 45404
Please note: Do not include a check with your DP&L bill payment as the check should go directly to The Salvation Army.