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​Colorado Springs Utilities – A Treasured Community Partner   

April S.  by  April S.  on  5/1/2019

Colorado Springs Utilities volunteersVery seldom (if at all) do we take time to learn the mission of our local utility company, much less the vision. Our vision statement is:

"Colorado Springs Utilities is a treasured community partner, well known for providing responsible and dependable services that are vital to the future of our region."

This vision statement drives much of our community involvement.

In March, we granted $256,000 to 13 local nonprofit organizations in support of affordable housing, transitioning the community's homeless to housing security. We believe there is nothing more powerful than strong communities, and we welcome opportunities to have a positive and lasting impact on the quality of life for those we serve.

Those organizations receiving funding this year are:

  • Brothers Redevelopment, Inc.
  • Catholic Charities of Central Colorado
  • Cheyenne Village
  • Dream Centers of Colorado Springs
  • Energy Resource Center
  • Family Life Services
  • Greccio Housing
  • Homeward Pikes Peak
  • Ithaka Land, Inc.
  • Partners in Housing
  • Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
  • Springs Rescue Mission
  • The Salvation Army

In addition to the grant awards, Colorado Springs Utilities has a large volunteer presence in our community. In 2018, 891 employee volunteers, family and friends volunteered 4,549 hours as they participated in 891 non-profit projects and events. Unlike many other utility companies, our employees are not paid for their volunteer efforts. Their donation of time is truly a gift from the heart.

We live in a state that continues to face a housing affordability crisis, and we know that with a fast-rising homelessness population, energy efficiency is a frequently-overlooked strategy to help families stay on top of their bills.

Project COPE, our utilities assistance program, is another treasure offered by Colorado Springs Utilities. Project COPE provides utilities payment assistance to families and individuals struggling financially due to a personal crisis or emergency, regardless of income. In 2018, 2,643 households received $985,323 in utilities assistance from this program alone.

While our impact isn’t always visible on bill boards or television, we hope you will agree that Colorado Springs Utilities does, indeed, shine bright as a community treasure.

By the way…the mission of Colorado Springs Utilities is to provide safe, reliable, competitively-priced electric, natural gas, water and wastewater services to the citizen owners and customers of Colorado Springs Utilities.

And so, to quote Paul Harvey, now you know “the rest of the story."

 
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