Utilities donate to help needy pay heating bills

Thursday, December 8th 2005, 10:11 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Three Oklahoma utility companies are promising up to $367,000 to help low-income and needy Oklahomans pay their heating bills this winter.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric and Public Service Company of Oklahoma say they'll each donate $100,000 to the Salvation Army. Oklahoma Natural Gas is promising to match up to $167,000 raised during a fund-raising drive later this month.

The donations will go to the Salvation Army's assistance programs that are intended to help senior citizens, the disabled and people who have needs but don't qualify for government assistance.