Help with Summer Energy Bills Available for Residents in Need from Denver Human Services and Xcel Energy
DENVER — City officials and community members gathered at Barnum Pool today as Councilman Paul López , Denver Human Services and Xcel Energy announced the Heat Wave Help summer energy assistance program.
The Heat Wave Help program will help provide assistance to people who need help paying energy bills during the summer months, combating health problems such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
“No one should suffer because of energy costs,” Councilman Paul López said. “I believe in the health and success of our Denver families, and the injustice of poverty should not affect that.”
Xcel Energy presented Denver Human Services with a $100,000 check to aid families and individuals in paying for a portion of summer utility bills or paying for heating and cooling device repairs.
“Keeping cool in the summer heat is essential to our health and overall wellbeing, especially for our seniors and children,” Denver Human Services Manager Penny May said. “At Denver Human Services we believe in partnering with our community members to help all those in need, and Xcel Energy has teamed up with us in this effort.”
The Heat Wave Help program has previously helped Denver community members, including providing fans for a retirement home last year to help keep residents healthy and cool.
“Denver Human Services and Xcel Energy are community partners truly committed to fighting for the protection of all our Denver residents,” Councilman López said.
For application and additional details of the Heat Wave Help program, visit www.denvergov.org/heatwavehelp.