ATLANTA, Nov. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power is inviting customers to join the company and The Salvation Army to make a difference this holiday season through the longstanding Project SHARE initiative. Project SHARE, established in partnership with The Salvation Army in 1985, was one of the first fuel funds in America and provides assistance for expenses, such as utility bills, housing, food and medical necessities. By donating as little as a dollar through their Georgia Power bill payment, customers can provide meaningful, localized assistance for a neighbor in need with donated funds staying in the same community. More than one million Georgians have received assistance from the program over the past 30 years.
"Project SHARE grew from our commitment to developing customer-focused programs that can make an impact and is fueled by our customers' generosity and desire to help their neighbors," said Louise Scott, vice president of customer service for Georgia Power. "Thanks to our long-standing partnership with The Salvation Army, Project SHARE continues to be one of our most successful charitable programs in communities in every part of the state." "Through Project SHARE, The Salvation Army reaches thousands of Georgians in crisis every year. A sick family member, a lost job, or other serious challenges often make it difficult to maintain a safe and secure home," said Major Charles Powell, divisional commander of The Salvation Army of Georgia. "With the generous support of Georgia Power and thousands of their concerned customers, The Salvation Army is able to intervene and provide stability and security for many such households. We are sincerely grateful for this outstanding partnership and the real difference it makes for people in need across our state."