Project MAX, an award-winning MLGW volunteer program that started almost 30 years ago, is undergoing a name change and significant improvements. Announced at a recent Board of Commissioners meeting, Project MAX is now Project CARE Customer Assistance Program.
The new program, Project CARE, reflects a greater commitment to energy efficiency, conservation, and education by the Division, its employees and community organizations. As a result of the program expansion, MLGW employees and volunteers will be able to assist more customers in lowering their energy consumption.
To help fund the program, TVA is donating $50,000 over five years; ServiceMaster Clean has donated $60,000 in in-kind contributions; and an anonymous donor has pledged $20,000. Customers participating in Project CARE will receive up to $500 in energy efficient repairs that include: replacing broken window panes, installing attic installation and replacing old water heaters. Similar to Plus-1, MLGW’s utility assistance program, donations go directly to MIFA and are tax-deductible.
The first official fundraising campaign for Project CARE kicks off Saturday, November 17 with the first annual Race to CARE 5K run/walk at Shelby Farms.
Customer Relations will make department visits over the next two months to give employees details about the program and recruit volunteers and participants for the upcoming race/walk event.
For more information, contact Frank Fletcher, email@example.com.