For Immediate Release
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MAYS LANDING, N.J. (May 21, 2020) – As COVID-19 continues to present health and economic challenges to our customers in southern New Jersey, Atlantic City Electric wants to remind customers of the Gift of Energy and New Jersey SHARES programs. From helping someone pay their energy bills to giving the gift of energy, these programs provide customers options to help ease the financial impacts of the pandemic.
"We're here to help our customers who are facing hardships," said Gary Stockbridge, Atlantic City Electric region president. "Right now, we're all looking for ways to step up and help our community. We've suspended service disconnections, waived new late payment charges and more. But it's also important to empower support within our communities. Through Gift of Energy and New Jersey SHARES, we're able to help our customers help their friends, families, neighbors or even a local business."
For those looking to assist a specific customer, Atlantic City Electric offers the Gift of Energy. The program allows anyone to purchase credits for Atlantic City Electric customers—including family and friends—that go toward their energy bills. The Gift of Energy is an easy way to alleviate an energy bill for a loved one or even a local business. All that is needed is the customer's name and address or phone number associated with the account. The gift will appear on the recipient's future energy bill as a credit. Those interested in making a purchase can do so online at atlanticcityelectric.com/gift or by calling 800-642-3780.
Through the New Jersey SHARES program, Atlantic City Electric customers can help community members in need of assistance. Simply pay exactly $1 over your Atlantic City Electric bill amount and that dollar will be contributed to New Jersey SHARES, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Atlantic City Electric matches this donation dollar-for-dollar. Donations can also be made directly to New Jersey SHARES by visiting njshares.org.
In addition to energy assistance programs, Atlantic City Electric has provided $75,000 for COVID-19 relief in South Jersey. For those struggling to pay their energy bills, Atlantic City Electric reminds customers that energy assistance is still available. To learn more about state and local payment assistance programs, visit atlanticcityelectric.com/customersupport or call 800-642-3780.
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