Round Up for Warm Neighbor!

Posted: December 5, 2022

Round Up for Warm Neighbor!

Show your neighbor some EXTRA LOVE! Would you like to help your fellow neighbor in need? Show some EXTRA LOVE by donating to the Warm Neighbor program! About Warm Neighbor: Every month thousands of Cowlitz County families struggle to pay their utility bill. We have created the Warm Neighbor program to help families needing short-term assistance. As a publicly owned utility, we rely 100% on donations to fund this program. Many of our customers needing emergency assistance are dealing with unexpected situations such as loss of job, medical emergencies, or other financial burdens. Warm Neighbor assistance often is all families need to get back on their feet. Ways to Donate:

  • SmartHub – enroll online to make a monthly or one-time contribution
  • Check – add a donation to your monthly payment by selecting an option on the back of your payment stub
  • Sponsor – join our WN Corporate Program
  • Phone – call us for more information 360.423.2210

Warm Neighbor

  • Unlike the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP, described below), the Warm Neighbor Funds have less restrictions on who can be awarded funds. Many of our customers live above the federal poverty level but still have trouble meeting their day-to-day expenses. Offering a program like Warm Neighbor extends our ability to help our customers in need.

Senior and Disabled Discounts

  • A discounted electric rate is available for Cowlitz PUD customers who meet federal low-income standards and are over age 62 or receive a disability income and qualify for special parking privileges, or are blind, disabled, handicapped or incapacitated as defined under the Revised Code of the State of Washington (RCW).

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

  • A federally funded grant that provides money to help low income households make home heating more affordable during the winter months. It also helps to avoid shutoff of utility services.

For more information check out our Assistance Programs page.