|CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORPORATION ANNOUNCES GRANT LEVELS FOR 2015 ENERGY BILL ASSISTANCE|
DOVER, DELAWARE – Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announces the availability of grants through its SHARING program, a non-profit organization that distributes grants to its natural gas and propane customers living on the Delmarva Peninsula who are in need due to financial or health challenges. Grants of up to $400 are available to those in need to assist with their energy bills. Grants are also available for appliance repair or replacement. Please visit www.chesapeakesharing.com for more information.
Over the last six years, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, its subsidiary Sharp Energy, Inc., their employees and customers have contributed more than $296,000 to support the SHARING program and provide grants to more than 1,300 recipients on the Delmarva Peninsula. In 2014, grants awarded by the SHARING Program to help those in need pay their energy bills during the cold winter months totaled $41,649 – almost 30% more than the $30,346 paid out to recipients in 2013.
“We are thrilled to continue to grow our SHARING program grants, which have had a meaningful impact for our customers experiencing financial or medical challenges,” commented Shane Breakie, Director of Natural Gas Energy Services and President of the Chesapeake Emergency Energy Recipient Program (CHEERP). “Our employees live in the communities we serve and it is important to all of us to show our customers there that we personally care about helping them in difficult financial or medical circumstances.”
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK), is a diversified energy company engaged in natural gas distribution, transmission and marketing; electricity distribution; propane gas distribution and wholesale marketing; and other related businesses. Information about Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and the Chesapeake family of businesses is available at
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