BRISTOL, Va. — Most power customers are able to pay their bills, even when winter’s chill causes energy rates to go up. But what about those at a financial disadvantage because of unemployment, disability or other factors that make utility payments only a possibility, not a certainty?
Bristol Faith in Action Executive Director Tyler Franklin says their agency assisted 928 households in 2012 in paying their electric bill at a cost of more than $102,000. Those numbers are already trending upward as 2013 comes to close.
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