Cleveland Utilities Partners with TVA to Donate $30,000 to the United Way of the Ocoee Region

Cleveland Utilities (CU) is proud to announce it has partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to award $30,000 to the United Way (UW) of the Ocoee Region during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

“For more than 80 years, CU and TVA have been committed to providing service and support that enhance the quality of life for those we serve. Our commitment holds true during these challenging times. It is our aim to provide assistance to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. We trust this contribution will help sustain local residents facing hardships and support the economic recovery we are all facing.  In the spirit of togetherness, we will continue to navigate through this situation and beyond,” said Tim Henderson, CU President/CEO.  The United Way will be using these funds to assist directly with utilities for our impacted customers of Cleveland and Bradley County.  The funds will be administered by the UW of the Ocoee Region’s Ocoee Connect Program. 

Cleveland Utilities has a longstanding relationship with the United Way of the Ocoee Region. The organizations have partnered on a variety of programs over the years to help with local needs. “We are grateful for the long-term partnership we share with Cleveland Utilities.  United Way of the Ocoee Region's mission is to identify community needs, facilitate collaboration, and maximize resources to positively impact our community.  TVA and Cleveland Utilities' support helps us do just that. These funds will help many families in our community who find themselves needing assistance due to circumstances from COVID-19,” said Stephanie Linkous, UW of the Ocoee Region President/CEO. Customers can contact the UW of the Ocoee Region’s Ocoee Connect Program for assistance by calling 423-800-8008.

Funding from CU will be matched by TVA’s COVID-19 Community Care Fund, which helps local power companies meet immediate needs in their communities by providing matching funds for local initiatives addressing hardships created by this pandemic.

“In the spirit of public power, we are honored to partner with local power companies to address the unprecedented challenges facing those we serve,” said Jeannette Mills, TVA Executive Vice President and Chief External Relations Officer. “TVA has a mission of service to make life better for the people of the Valley, and providing these funds to address immediate needs is one way we can help ease the burdens on families and communities.”

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