Wake Forest Power is selling commemorative T-shirts for $10 each to raise money for the H.O.P.E. program. Available in a variety of adult sizes, the T-shirts prominently display the Wake Forest Power logo on the front.
T-shirts may be ordered and purchased online via credit card at www.wakeforestnc.gov/marketplace.aspx or with cash, check or credit card at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St. All proceeds from T-shirt sales will go to support the H.O.P.E. program, also known as Helping Others by Providing Electricity.
Nearly 2,000 Wake Forest Power residential utility accounts are overdue each month. While late payments are a chronic problem for a few customers, most overdue accounts belong to residents in need of one-time assistance. The H.O.P.E. program was designed to assist such customers.
H.O.P.E. is administered through a partnership between the Town of Wake Forest and ChurchNet, a local non-profit organization assisting people in need. The Town accepts both one-time and regular donations from residential and commercial utility customers and directs all the proceeds to ChurchNet. ChurchNet then determines who qualifies for assistance and how much help they receive. Then, 100% of the donated funds are used to pay Wake Forest Power residential utility bills.
For more information about H.O.P.E., visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/HOPE.aspx.
A division of the Town of Wake Forest, Wake Forest Power supplies electricity to approximately 5,000 residential and 1,300 commercial customers. A public power community since 1909, Wake Forest is one of 32 members of the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA). For more information about Wake Forest Power, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/wake-forest-power.aspx.