Opt out of supporting the Helping Hand Foundation

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Piedmont Electric’s Helping Hand Foundation gives Piedmont Electric and its members the power to support many valuable community projects including aid for members during crisis situations, Bright Ideas Grants for educators, college scholarships, youth leadership camps and more!

The largest change to the program is the automatic enrollment in the funding of the foundation. Beginning in October of 2017, we will round your bill up to the nearest dollar to help fund the Helping Hand Foundation. For example, if your monthly energy bill came to $85.50, we would round your bill up to $86.00. The extra $0.50 is used by the Helping Hand Foundation to assist members in need, support our local community outreach and assist local nonprofits in serving our communities. All funds donated to the foundation are tax deductible.

We understand that some members may want the freedom to opt out of supporting the Helping Hand Foundation. We’ve made it easy to opt out of the program at any time or receive a full refund of any donated funds.

Piedmont Electric members can stop rounding up their bills for the foundation by filling out the following form:

  • To list multiple accounts, please space the numbers with a comma.

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