Help Your Neighbor this Giving Tuesday

Less than $1/month can make a world of difference - Power to Care Giving Tuesday

November 30 is Giving Tuesday, the unofficial holiday when, after saving a lot of money while shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, people feel compelled to give back.

If you are looking to help your low-income neighbors, without having to give a lot this Giving Tuesday, Benton REA’s Power to Care program is for you.

Power To Care allows Benton REA members to round up their monthly electric bills to the nearest dollar, donating the spare change to a fund that helps fellow members pay their past-due electric bills. 

The average donation is just $6 a year. Benton REA members may enroll:

  1. Through your SmartHub online account or the SmartHub app. Click “Power To Care” under the “Billing & Payments” tab and click “Enroll” to select your round-up options. In the app, tap “Bill & Pay” and “Power To Care” to select the account(s) you wish to enroll.
  2. By calling 509-786-2913, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. By mailing the enrollment form on the back of your payment stub to a Benton REA office. This can be found on page 2 of your monthly Benton REA billing statement.

Nonmembers who wish to contribute—including individuals, businesses or community organizations—may call 509-786-2913.

As of October 15, 2021, 30 members have received funding for a total of $6,950 given back. Four hundred eighty-eight members are enrolled and giving a monthly amount to Power to Care.

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