Friday, April 29, 2016

Utility Assistance Screenings Will Start May 2

Shelby County Community Services Agency will screen for applicants for two programs

Starting May 2, Shelby County Community Services Agency (CSA) will be visiting MLGW Community Offices to screen and approve applicants for two low-income utility assistance programs. CSA will visit MLGW Community Offices on a rotating schedule, Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., until utility assistance funds are depleted.

The schedule is as follows:
  • Monday- Downtown Community Office, 245 South Main Street
  • Tuesday – North Community Office, 2424 Summer Avenue
  • Wednesday - Whitehaven Community Office, 1111 East Shelby Drive
  • Thursday – South Community Office, 2935 Lamar Avenue
CSA will be screening for two programs: Energy Assistance Program and the Energy Crisis Program. Applicants must meet the 150 percent Federal Poverty Guidelines and have an active utility account. Also, applicants can not have received funds from CSA since October 15, 2015; the average assistance is $350-600.

Additional guidelines and application are available on Shelby County Government’s website at: https://www.shelbycountytn.gov/index.aspx?nid=847


Friday, April 22, 2016

MLGW brings Memphis Music back to Beale for Plus-1 Jam 2016 to benefit MIFA’s Plus-1 Program

After a hiatus in 2015, Memphis Light, Gas and Water will once again celebrate Memphis Music during Memphis in May celebrations with live music on an MLGW stage on Beale Street by the Elvis statue on the north side of MLGW’s Administration Building. The music event will raise funds to help our neighbors in need.

MLGW will sponsor Plus-1 Jam starting in late April. It’s an MLGW celebration of Memphis Music showcasing local music to raise funds for MIFA’s Plus-1 utility assistance program. On Friday nights and Saturdays, April 29-30, May 13-14 and May 27-28 during Memphis in May, musical acts will volunteer their talents at the MLGW tent located on Beale Street between Main Street and Second Street. Some of the acts include talented musicians who are MLGW employees. MLGW has also recruited many local musicians and bands from outside the Division and from the Mid-South area to perform.

Volunteers will pass around donation buckets so visitors to the Plus-1 music stage can make donations to help the Plus-1 program, which is administered by MIFA to help those in need of the one-time emergency utility assistance Plus-1 provides.

The event features a wide range of music styles, reflecting the diversity that makes up Memphis and its music. Visitors from all over the world will be able to get a taste of local musical acts while in town for Memphis in May at the MLGW stage on world-famous Beale Street.

WHAT: Plus-1 Jam: MLGW Celebrates Memphis Music

WHEN: Fridays and Saturdays, April 29-30, May 13-14, May 27-28, 2016

WHERE: North Side of MLGW Administration Bldg. on Beale Street by Elvis Statue

WHO: Local musicians as well as bands that include MLGW employees


WHY: To benefit Plus-1 and MIFA (administrator of the Plus-1 program)

Thursday, April 21, 2016

MLGW Winter Utility Bills Lowest Since 2007

The Average Total 2015-16 Winter Residential Bill Fell 30 Percent

MLGW's customers continued to reap the benefits of low natural gas prices. The average residential natural gas bill for the winter of 2015-16 was $54.11, down 59 percent or $78.12 since peaking in 2007.

As a result, the average total winter residential utility bill has also fallen 30 percent, or $67.70, to $157.23 compared to 2007-08.

For the past several years, MLGW has posted the lowest combined residential utility bill among 50 cities surveyed in an annual rates comparison. That trend continued this year.

“That’s something which customers can appreciate because it improves their quality of life and their standard of living because they don’t have to spend so much on utilities,” said Jerry Collins Jr., MLGW president and CEO.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Lip Sync Plus is Just One Day Away!

Thursday, April 14th is going down at the Hard Rock Café.

At 7 p.m., celebrities battling to be Number One for the Lip Sync Plus competition are rapper Al Kapone, Mayor Jim Strickland, Food Network Star Gina Neely, Radio Host Bev Johnson, Barkays Larry Dodson.

Memphians who garnered the most votes in Lip Sync Plus’ online video contest also battling to be Number One in their category are:

Latasha Peebles
David Page
Aristarchus Neely
Carlie Lawrence

One of the online winners will face the top celebrity in order to be named the LipSync Plus Grand Champion.

WMC-TV Anchor Joe Birch, I LoveMempis Blogger Holly Whitfield and rapper Frayser Boy (“It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” co-writer) will serve as judges. Katrina Coleman from the Memphis Comedy Fest will be the emcee.

Tickets can be purchased at www.lipsyncplus.com or call 529-4569.

Sales Will Help Provide Utility Assistance to Families in Crisis

LipSync Plus ticket sales will benefit the Plus-1 Program, a Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division program administered by the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association.

LipSync Plus is presented by MIFA and WMC Action News 5, Memphis Comedy Festival, The Hard Rock Café, Tennessee Valley Authority, New Horizon Apartments.

Those supporting Lip Sync Plus can not only help a family in need of utility assistance but also eat, drink and watch Memphis and others locked in a lip-sync battle at the Hard Rock Café, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., on April 14.

MIFA Plus 1 encourages MLGW customers to pay $1 more on their utility bill every month. That dollar will be used to help cover people who cannot afford their bill.


MIFA Plus 1 helps hundreds of families each year. Last year, MIFA received nearly 17,000 requests for financial assistance, but because of the program's limited funds, less than 3,000 of these families received Plus 1 assistance.

Friday, April 8, 2016

MLGW’s Gas Safety Awareness Day Schedule Today

MLGW is teaming up with Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores in Memphis and Shelby County today, Friday, April 8, to promote natural gas safety awareness and “Call 811 Before You Dig,” part of National Safe Digging Month in April.

The Natural Gas Safety Awareness Day schedule for participating Shelby County Lowe’s locations is as follows:

  • 430 Germantown Parkway, Cordova, TN: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 585 N. Perkins Road, Memphis, TN: 1-4 p.m.
  • 8490 Highway 51 North, Millington, TN: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 8300 Highway 64, Bartlett, TN: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 425 New Byhalia Road, Collierville, TN: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 7895 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


For more information about Call 811 or Tennessee One Call, visit http://www.tennessee811.com/. More natural gas safety information can be found on MLGW’s website at www.mlgw.com

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Tickets Available for LipSync Plus at Hard Rock Cafe

Sales Will Help Provide Utility Assistance to Families in Crisis

For $50, a patron can not only help a family in need of utility assistance but also eat, drink and watch Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Rapper Al Kapone and others locked in a lip-sync battle at the Hard Rock Café, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., on April 14.

LipSync Plus ticket sales will benefit the Plus-1 Program, a Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division program administered by the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association.

LipSync Plus will feature Strickland, Kapone, Food Network Star Gina Neely, Radio Host Bev Johnson, Mark “It’s All Good” Goodfellow and the top four contestants from an online competition. The top online winner will face the top celebrity in order to be named the LipSync Plus Grand Champion.

The event is also presented by the Memphis Comedy Festival, The Hard Rock Café, Tennessee Valley Authority, New Horizon Apartments and WMC Action Five News.

Tickets can be purchased at www.lipsyncplus.com or call 529-4569.




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