Vermont’s largest electric utility is also trying to help struggling Vermonters keep their homes warm this winter.
Central Vermont Public Service says it’s contributed another $20,000 to its "Shareheat" program.
That’s the company’s way to provide extra money to community action agencies across the state who help people with emergency heating aid.
Central Vermont and other utilities traditionally solicit their customers for contributions to similar programs each year.
This year, CVPS customers donated $100,000 toward the campaign.
Another $45,000 was contributed by other businesses. And the utility is now appealing for more donations because the economy still hasn’t recovered, but the needs are as high as ever.