What is Project SHARE?
In 1985, The Salvation Army and Georgia Power partnered to establish Project SHARE to provide emergency assistance for the elderly, families and other Georgians facing crisis situations. Each year SHARE assists more than 40,000 people affected by illness, job loss or other unfortunate circumstances. SHARE can maintain or restore utility service or even help families continue living together in their home. Project SHARE often helps make the difference for those who are facing disastrous consequences only for lack of limited, temporary assistance.
SHARE assistance may help the client:
· Avoid more serious or catastrophic consequences
· Provide time to reestablish normal means of support
· Allows time for a newly employed client to receive pay
· Allows the client time to establish necessary government entitlements or other sources of income
Where is Project SHARE avaliable?
The Project SHARE partnership includes most Georgia Electric Membership Corporations, Georgia Power, and several natural gas and municipal utilities. This partnership enables us to offer assistance in every county in Georgia and several counties in North Carolina and Florida served by Georgia utilities. A full list of Project SHARE partners is avaliable here.
The level of assistance is based on need, available funds and what it will take to resolve the crisis.
Facts about Project SHARE:
- Almost $70 millon has been raised towards assistance
- $60 million of the donation total has been raised by Georgia Power and their customers
- The majority of donations goes toward utility assistance (74%). The rest provides assistance toward medical, food, and housing needs.