Project PRIDE

When you support Project PRIDE, 100% of your tax-deductible donation is used to provide one-time grants for families and individuals who need help paying their energy bills. All donations are sent to the Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross for distribution to eligible recipients.

How can I help? 

There are three convenient ways to donate:

  1. Use the online donation form to set up a recurring monthly contribution. Please note: this option is currently not available for customers on the Budget Payment Plan.
  2. Use the Project PRIDE donation slip included with your PUD bill.
  3. Send a check payable to "Project PRIDE" to the American Red Cross, Snohomish County Chapter, 2530 Lombard Avenue, Everett, WA 98201.

What is Project PRIDE?

Project PRIDE (Providing Relief for Individuals Dependent on Energy) was established in 1982 and has paid out over $2 million to help local people in need. The program is primarily funded by contributions from PUD customers.

Who qualifies for assistance?

Families or individuals whose income is less than 125% of the federal poverty level. Recipients must have a notice of disconnection of service, and the family cannot have received a grant from the federal energy program.

Call the Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross at 425-252-4103 to see if you qualify.

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Your donation makes a difference:

"I’m a single mom with two kids, and my husband left me in July. He left us with a $1,000 utility bill. I managed to pay most of it, but when school started I fell behind on my payments again. Project PRIDE helped me finish paying off the bill so I can concentrate on the classes I’m taking to become a nurse. I wasn’t sure if I could do both."
– Nicole L

"I had to have emergency surgery and have no health insurance. After I was laid off last year, I couldn’t afford to keep paying for insurance.  I have finally found a part-time job, but it doesn’t have insurance so I’m still paying off my bills. Project Pride helped me catch up on my electric bill. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"
– Danni S.