Concern For Community is one of the seven cooperative principles, and to live up to that principle, Western Cooperative Electric has established the “Western Cares” program to help members in temporary need of assistance in paying their outstanding or delinquent electric bill.
Funding will not necessarily be the amount requested but will be determined by number of requests and the amount in the fund.
Applicants must contact the cooperative office and request an application or obtain the application from the Cooperative web site. The application must be filled out completely by the applicant and returned in person or via mail or email to Western.
Application must be for help in paying the unpaid balance of an electric account. It may not be used for payment of other services or required deposit. The total amount of the assistance must go towards the electric bill. If the amount exceeds the current bill it must be carried forward as credit toward future bills or returned to the Western Cares fund.
Once the application is received a review process by members of the committee will determine the need of the applicant and the amount requested. Amounts will be based on money available and may or may not be the amount requested.
Individual application is limited to one application per member per year.