Holiday Helpers Positively Impacts Members
Over $70,000 raised in funds to support members affected by COVID-19.
At a Glance
The Holiday Helpers fund was created last November to pool resources aimed at helping Choptank Electric members pay their bills at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund was closed after a successful 7-month run, with over $70,000 raised through member donations, local businesses and organizations, and the Choptank Electric Trust.
- Tri Gas & Oil
- Lions Club of Cambridge
- Vanguard Charitable
- 404 Auto Repair
- Shore United Bank
- Grace Lutheran Church
- Tom Aydelotte Land Svcs.
- Greensboro Self Storage
- Choptank Electric Trust
In addition, the effort received a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.
- Choptank Electric spoke to vulnerable members in danger of disconnection.
- Eligible members received funds and established a plan to prevent future disconnections.
- Money from the fund was made available to the elderly, handicapped, veterans, etc.
- Funds were also made available to long-term payment plan members at risk of defaulting.