Duke lends a Helping Hand this winter

Duke lends Helping Hand for wintertime heating

Duke Energy is assisting customers who may struggle to pay winter heating bills.

The company will contribute $700,000 for low-income customer energy assistance through its Helping Hand program. In addition, Duke Energy Indiana customers are contributing more than $86,000 to the effort.

Customers who need help paying their electric bills can receive up to $300 toward their bill if determined to be eligible based on need and other criteria.

Duke Energy partners with the Indiana Community Action Association and the Indiana Housing & Community Develop- ment Authority’s Energy Assistance Program to distribute the assistance funds.

In Bartholomew County, the community action agency is Human Services Inc., 4353 E. County Road 600N. The agency may be contacted at 812-372-8407 or by visiting hsi-indiana.com.