HELP FOR THE HOLIDAY
Winter seems to have come early this year, which means higher heating bills and less money for the holidays. City Water, Light and Power offers a way to help those in need through its Project Relief program. Starting its 30th year on Dec. 2, Project Relief allows CWLP customers to donate a dollar or more extra on their power bill, which goes to help pay off overdue bills from other customers. CWLP employees also contribute through payroll deductions, and the program raises about $25,000 each year on average. Last year, the $26,000 raise helped 115 families keep the power on. All of the money goes to families in need, and none of it goes to administrative costs. A signup form is included in the November bill. For more information, visit the CWLP office in Municipal Center West, 800 E. Monroe St., or visit cwlp.com/customer/account/contributerelief.html.