The Oregon Coast has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, largely due to COVID-related layoffs or business closures. “We’re in this together” is a popular phrase these days, and here on the Coast, Central Lincoln customers are acting on that philosophy—donations to Project Care increased 50% from March through July 2020, compared to those same five months in 2019! Project Care contributions are tax-deductible, and assist people in financial distress with their electricity bills.
We also accept funds to directly help a neighbor, family member, or friend with their power bills. Our customer confidentiality policies don’t allow us to share if an account is past due, or by how much, but we can and will keep such contributions confidential. Simply write a check to “CLPUD,” include a note with the name and address of the person you wish to help, and your phone number in case we have questions, then drop off at one of our drop boxes in Florence, Newport, or Reedsport, or mail to PO Box 1126, Newport, 97365.
Donations to Project Care can be made the same way— by making out a check to Project Care, leaving it in one of our drop boxes, or mailed to PO Box 1126, Newport, 97365.
Thank you so much for helping those who need it in this terrible time!