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Tucson Electric & UniSource to donate $1M to COVID-19 relief efforts

Author : Saipriya Iyer | Published Date : 2020-03-27 

Tucson Electric Power, a US-based electric utility company, and UniSource Energy Services, a renowned natural gas and electric utility company, reportedly announced a joint donation of $1 million towards bill payment assistance as well as other COVID-19 relief efforts to the regions they cater to across Arizona, United States.

Chief Executive Officer of TEP, UniSource as well as their parent firm, UNS Energy, David G. Hutchens stated that the company knows several of its consumers have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis, and it wants to do everything that it can to help these customers.

Hutchens further added that apart from maintaining reliable energy service, the company also wants to support regional non-profit groups that help the communities in the region at a time of such urgent and unprecedented demand.

Both companies would contribute $500,000 to the Coronavirus Community Support Fund launched by the CFSA (Community Foundation of Southern Arizona) to help charities experiencing rise in service demands from vulnerable people in this severe health crisis. From the promised amount, $350,000 would be given to Tucson-area agencies while a $150,000 would help communities coming under Unisource.

CFSA’s CEO and President, J. Clinton Mabie stated that this new fund is emblematic of UniSource’s and TEP’s long-term understanding that the needs of communities can only be addressed by operating across sectors in true partnership and collaboration. Mabie also expressed deep gratitude and thanked both companies on behalf of all NPOs as well as the entire community.

UniSource and TEP would also donate a total of $500,000 to Wildfire. Wildfire is a non-profit organization based in Arizona that aids low-income families in paying their energy bills. Both companies had earlier committed to donate $300,000 to Wildfire in 2020, now this new pledge raises the amount by $200,000. TEP consumers would get $350,000 from this donation, while the remaining amount would support UniSource’s customers.

 

Source credit: https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/20/03/b15667895/tucson-electric-power-unisource-pledge-1-million-to-assist-customers-during-pandemic

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