November 22, 2005
ROSEMEAD, Calif., Nov. 22, 2005— With cold winter nights right around the corner, Southern California Edison (SCE) is asking its customers to help those who have lost their jobs, are disabled or elderly pay their electric bills by donating to the Energy Assistance Fund (EAF).
“Income-qualified customers can receive up to $150 per year, or $200 per year for an all electric home,” said SCE’s Consumer Affairs Manager Rose Pearson.
“In the past, EAF contributions were used to pay winter bills, but beginning January 3, 2006 contributions will be given year-round to help pay for higher electric bills during the summer months. All donations to EAF are matched by Edison International shareholders,” said Pearson.
Over the last 23 years, more than $14 million in contributions have assisted more than 175,000 families throughout SCE’s 50,000-square-mile service territory. “We could not have helped so many without the generous donations from our customers,” Pearson added.
SCE customers can donate by enclosing their tax-deductible contribution in the postage-paid envelope included in the utility’s November electric bill. Contributions can also be made online by visiting www.sce.com/eaf.
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An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of more than 13 million via 4.6 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within central, coastal and Southern California.