What is that funny little box for on your City of Cookeville or
UCEMC utility bill? That is where you can contribute to Project
Help. All of the money designated is given to HHPC and goes
directly to helping people of our community with their electric
bills. There are no administrative costs taken from the
donations to this program. As rates have increased and with the
downturn in the economy, we have seen a decrease in the
donations to this much needed fund but an increase in requests.
This is an easy way for you to help those in need. Please
consider contributing to Project Help through your utility
What is Project Help?
Project Help is a service provided by
Cookeville Electric and the Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation
and is administered by Helping Hands of Putnam County. Project Help provides
assistance to seniors, the disabled, and needy individuals and families to pay
for utility bills.
All the money donated through Project Help is only used for paying
utility bills for families in need; none is used for administration.
$8,947.89 has been donated to ProjectHelp through the City of Cookeville
and Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Cooperation so far in 2008. HHPC
uses other donated monies every month to pay utility bills that are above
the amount given through this program. The next time you are paying your
utility bill, consider adding a little extra for Project Help.
See the TVA website at
www.energyright.com\savingenergy for energy saving tips and home
evaluation to help you conserve and decrease your utility bill.
Who can qualify for Project Help?
1. Seniors over 60 years of age
2. Individuals with disabilities
3. Persons in dire economic need, with special
consideration given to families with children.
How is Project Help funded?
Project Help is funded through voluntary donations
added to the electric bills of contributing Cookeville Electric and Upper
Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation customers and through general
How can I assist Project Help?
You may make arrangements with your electric
service to have them list a monthly donation amount due on your
Direct donations are also accepted.
Cookeville Electric, P.O. Box 998, Cookeville, TN
Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation,
1794 W. Broad Street, Cookeville, TN 38501