PPL Foundation contributes $500,000 to Operation HELP to assist customers impacted by the coronavirus crisis

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (March 20, 2020) – The PPL Foundation announced today that it will donate $500,000 to Operation HELP to support customers dealing with temporary hardships as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

“These are extraordinary times for individuals and families throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania, and this contribution will help ease the burden for some of the most vulnerable among them,” said Ryan Hill, president of PPL Foundation.

“This contribution will supplement the more than $1 million that PPL Electric Utilities, its employees and its customers donate each year to support Operation HELP,” said Hill.

Operation HELP was established in 1983 to help PPL Electric Utilities customers pay their energy bills. It is administered by a network of local agencies and has helped more than 100,000 customers since 1983. Every dollar contributed to Operation HELP goes to assisting those in need with their energy bills, and the program is not just for electricity bills.

Customers who wish to contribute to Operation HELP to assist neighbors in need may do so by visiting the PPL Electric Utilities website at www.pplelectric.com/operationhelp.

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About the PPL Foundation
Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation supports organizations that are doing innovative and groundbreaking work to create vibrant, sustainable communities and supporting children’s success from cradle to career. The PPL Foundation contributes more than $3 million annually to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations in eastern and central Pennsylvania.

For further information: Lissette Santana, 610-774-5997