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Pasadena In Focus
Nov-Dec 2011

Share Your Light

readingHave you ever imagined life without electricity? For some, it conjures a quaint scene from a Dickens novel. But for a growing number of people right here and now in Pasadena, life without electricity is a harsh reality.

Since 2008, PWP has seen a marked increase in applications for its low-income assistance programs. Worse, more of our neighbors are finding themselves hit by hard times, forced to go without light to read and cook by, computers to study or find jobs, and refrigerators to keep
food fresh.

If you or someone you know are going through an exceptional hardship and received an electric shut-off notice, a one-time grant of $100 from Project A.P.P.L. E. can help keep the lights on. Apply in person weekdays at Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., by presenting your ID, proof of household income (or extenuating circumstances) and a past-due PWP electric bill or shut-off notice.

Voluntary donations from PWP customers make this program possible. Won’t you make a contribution to Project A.P.P.L.E. today? You can donate any amount by checking the box on your next utility bill and including your gift along with your bill payment. It’s also easy to make a donation online at www.cityofpasadena.net/projectapple. For questions, call 744-7300.