LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Last winter, SMECO's customer-members contributed $31,000 to Project Match; with SMECO's matching fund of $25,000, the combined contribution totaled $56,000.
Once again, we'd like to thank all of our customer-members who made contributions to Project Match. Encouraged by your generosity, SMECO's Board of Directors has increased our pledge for this winter to $50,000.
Project Match helps local needy families who simply can't afford to heat their homes. Our customer-members can contribute to this worthy cause by including a separate check, made out to Project Match, along with their electric bill payment. SMECO will match donations through April 15, up to a total of $50,000. The Project Match program benefits residents who may be unable to pay their oil, gas, or electric heating bill. Donations are forwarded to the Tri-County Fuel Fund, which is administered by the Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee.
SMECO is asking all Southern Marylanders to "conserve and contribute." By conserving energy, residents can keep heating bills down. SMECO includes energy-saving tips in electric bills and on our Web site at www.smeco.coop. We encourage our customer-members to use these helpful measures to save energy and to save money.
As a cooperative owned by its customers, SMECO offers programs and educates customers to keep energy costs down, and by working together with the Southern Maryland community, we keep electric rates as low as possible.
A. Joseph Slater
President and Chief Executive Officer