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City Raises Money for Water Customers in Need
Posted Date: 5/3/2013 10:00 AM

NEWS RELEASE April 29, 2013

CONTACT: Cora Snyder 972-237-8218, csnyder@gptx.org


GRAND PRAIRIE PROMOTES FUND FOR WATER PAYMENTS



GRAND PRAIRIE—The city of Grand Prairie Utility Services Department is teaming up with Grand Prairie United Charities to raise money for water customers in need of temporary assistance with their water bill. During the month of May, Customer Service staff will inform customers of the program and ask them to consider adding a $1 per month pledge to their water bill. The city’s goal is to help hundreds of Grand Prairie families keep their water on each year. Grand Prairie United Charities will screen all applicants for assistance eligibility, and provide free financial management classes for all who are selected for the water bill assistance program.


To make your donation, Grand Prairie water customers can call 972-237-4563, or send an email to waterhelp@gptx.org. Please include your name, address, monthly donation amount and a call-back number. A representative will contact you to confirm your information before setting up your pledge. Donations – either monthly pledges or one-time contributions - will also be accepted at our Customer Service Office at 317 College St., Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Grand Prairie United Charities was founded in 1955 to meet the emergency needs of Grand Prairie residents who are experiencing financial setbacks. The organization believes that prompt intervention in the form of emergency assistance can ward off a potential crisis and prevent the family or individual from being without shelter, food or utilities.