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Caring Neighbors

Caring Neighbors

What is Caring Neighbors?

Caring Neighbors is a program sponsored by LaFollette Utilities to help customers who are less fortunate pay their utility bills. Funds for the program come from voluntary contributions made by customers each month or as a one-time donation. It is an emergency assistance fund. It is not intended to be an ongoing source of extra income, but a temporary help to be used for paying utility bills.

LaFollette Utilities collects the funds and an independent Board of Directors certifies the eligibility of the recipients and disburses the funds, all of which goes directly toward helping less fortunate residential customers.

Who Receives Help?

Those eligible to receive help through Caring Neighbors are those on limited, fixed incomes; the handicapped; the medically disabled; and those not currently economically self-sufficient. The number of persons who can be helped depends on how much the rest of us are willing to give.

How do I join?

You can donate $1, $2, or more each month, conveniently added to your utility bill. Or, you can make a one-time donation. To donate to Caring Neighbors, print the form below and mail with your utility bill to LUB, or call our office at (423) 562-3316 or 1-800-352-1340.  You can stop contributing at any time by contacting our office at (423) 562-3316 or 1-800-352-1340.


Please note, applications must be turned in by the last day of the month before the next month's meeting (i.e., application for funds to be considered at the July meeting must be turned in by June 30th).  Monthly meetings are held the second Monday of each month.   


Caring Neighbors Donation Form

Yes, I want to donate each month to the Caring Neighbors assistance program. By signing below, I authorize LUB to add the amount indicated to my electric bill monthly until I notify LUB otherwise.  I understand that I can stop donating at any time by contacting LUB at (423) 562-3316 or 1-800-352-1340.

Name: (as it appears on LUB account) _____________________________________________

Address:  ____________________________________________________________________

LUB Account Number:  _________________Monthly Donation:  $1 ____$2 _____Other ____

One Time Donation Amount   $__________

Signature:  ___________________________________________ Date:  ___________________