What is Project PRIDE?
Project PRIDE (Providing Relief for Individuals Dependent on Energy) is an energy-assistance program providing emergency funds for families and individuals in need to help pay a portion of their energy bills. The program was established in 1982 and has paid over $2 million for recipients since its inception.
Most assistance is given from October through April to help keep homes warm in the winter. The program is primarily funded by contributions from PUD customers. The Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross provides administration of the program for the PUD.
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 at 425-252-4103 to see if you qualify.
How do I donate?
You can use the Project PRIDE donation slip that is included with your PUD bill or send a check made payable to "American Red Cross" to Project PRIDE, Snohomish County Chapter, 2530 Lombard Avenue, Everett, WA 98201.
Where will my donation go?
All donations are sent to the Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross for distribution to eligible recipients.
Is my donation tax-deductible?