Clarksville, TN – COVID-19 Coronavirus has created challenges and economic hardships in our community.
With such a great impact, United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region has partnered with TVA and CDE Lightband to create the COVID-19 Community Care Fund which will assist the critical work done by nonprofit organizations to provide relief to families affected by the pandemic.
The Community Care Fund kicks off Monday, May 18th, 2020 and continues until June 1st. Donations can be made by visiting liveunitedclarksville.org
One hundred percent of the proceeds will provide aid to CDE Lightband customers by reducing or paying in full their CDE Lightband electric bill. TVA will match every dollar locally raised up to $25,000 to help those in our community who are experiencing job loss and financial hardship.
“Our vision at the United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region is a community where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.” said Valerie Guzman.
CDE Lightband has seen the number of overdue customers drastically increase from an average of 300 households to 3,700 households as that number continues to rise daily. In an effort to support the Clarksville community, CDE Lightband employees are also participating, making donations through an internal campaign.
“As a public power provider, we are honored to join in this effort to help ease these unprecedented burdens on those we serve,” said Brian Taylor, General Manager for CDE Lightband. “The desire to improve our community through the reliable and affordable delivery of electric and broadband services is embedded in our mission and values.”
After June 1st, those seeking assistance with their electric bills can contact United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region at 931.647.4291.
About United Way
United Way is a community of donors, advocates, volunteers, and partners who advocates for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. We will win this fight by creating opportunities and a platform for the next generation to make a personal impact over the course of their lives.