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Giving Tuesday: Donations Can Help Power a Home

The Energy Assistance Fund helps provide up to $100 to a customer in need to help pay their electric bill.
By Nancy Rodriguez Casanova
After the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals have subsided, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to give back.
 
Giving Tuesday refers to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and it's a movement to help create an international day of giving for the holiday season. 
 
Through the Energy Assistance Fund (EAF), Southern California Edison is able to help customers when they need it the most. In partnership with the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, SCE has provided one-time bill payments of up to $100 for nearly 250,000 qualified Southern California households since EAF started in 1982. Last year alone,15,000 SCE customers received help.
 
Donate to the Energy Assistance Fund and help a customer who's having a hard time paying their bill. The fund provides up to $100 once every 12 months for low-income customers who can’t pay their bill. 

You can make a donation by rounding up your monthly bill to the next dollar, or you can add a whole dollar amount of your choice and the difference will be paid to EAF. You can also make a one-time donation. Donations can be made online using your credit card. Check or money orders can be sent to: Energy Assistance Fund, 1515 Walnut Grove Ave., 2nd Floor, Rosemead, CA 91770
 
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Here are some other ways SCE has given back to organizations this year and how you can too this holiday season. 
 
Edison International and volunteers from the American Red Cross Home Fire Safety team helped install smoke alarms in homes for residents across Los Angeles County. 
 
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We've helped build stronger communities with Habitat for Humanity to help ensure veterans and other people in need have affordable housing. 
 
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We've helped mentor young girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) by having them meet with SCE female engineers. Girls who are part of Project Scientist learned about different jobs in STEM, how to build a solar oven and got to see what it's like to work in the energy sector.
 
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United Way 
SCE employees and their families were among 12,000 volunteers who participated in the annual walk/run to help end hunger and homelessness among veterans in Los Angeles. Edison International also donated $25,000 to sponsor United Way’s HomeWalk. 
 
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