Pennyrile Electric has partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority to award $40,000 to help the local community during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Funding from Pennyrile Electric and other resources were matched by TVA’s COVID-19 Community Care Fund, which helps local power companies meet immediate needs in their communities by providing matching funds for local initiatives addressing hardships created by this pandemic.

“This was a great opportunity for Pennyrile Electric to coordinate funds to assist members in our service area.” said Alan Gates, Pennyrile Electric president and CEO. “These local agencies will be using the donation for utility bill assistance.”

Funds received by Lyon County Baptist Association, Logan County Good Samaritan, Helping Hands of Trigg County, Aaron McNeil House and Todd County Interfaith Center will be used for qualifying Pennyrile Electric members who need assistance with their utility bills.

“In the spirit of public power, we are honored to partner with local power companies to address the unprecedented challenges facing those we serve,” said Jeannette Mills, TVA executive vice president and chief external relations officer. TVA has a mission of service to make life better for the people of the Valley, and providing these funds to address immediate needs is one way we can help ease the burdens on families and communities.”

For more information about utility bill assistance, visit www.precc.com or call your local Pennyrile Electric office.

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