Community Action Program – Tri Cap Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:23:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Community Action Program – Tri Cap 32 32 Penquis Partners with Versant Power to Provide Billing Credits Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:23:48 +0000

Penquis has partnered with Versant Power for Power Match, a charitable matching program that will provide power bill credits to customers in need. Versant Power agreed to match all donations up to $200,000 and provided an additional $60,000 start-up fund to begin helping customers immediately.

Power Match will be facilitated and administered through community action programs in the Versant Power service area. These programs include Penquis, Aroostook County Action Program and Downeast Community Partners. From the $60,000 seed fund, each community action program received $20,000. The matching fund amount of $200,000 will be split among the three programs based on donations received through their individual donation portals.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Versant on the Power Match program,” said Kara Hay, CEO of Penquis. “Many are struggling financially and with costs rising we are hearing people say they have to make very tough choices about which bills to pay. The ability to provide energy assistance as we enter our darkest and coldest months is absolutely essential to ensuring the safety and well-being of our family, friends, and neighbors.