York's Community Progress Council assists more than 200 families with unpaid water bills
York Water’s $40K Cares Program contributions bolster agency’s community support efforts, provide additional aid to local families in need during COVID-19 pandemic
Community Progress Council (CPC), York County’s nonprofit community action agency, today announced it was able to assist 203 York-area families this winter with unpaid water bills thanks to recent contributions from The York Water Company.
The York-based utility company provided $40,000 in 2020 and 2021 contributions through its York Water Cares Program, a longstanding payment assistance grant program. The Cares program provides up to $200 in one-time grant funds to qualified customers, which can cover up to five months of past due water bills.
“Community Progress Council is proud to have built a partnership with York Water to help local residents struggling to pay their water bill,” said Robin Rohrbaugh, President and CEO of Community Progress Council. “Together, York Water and CPC were able to bridge an important financial gap for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Thousands of York County residents have faced significant financial challenges over the past year due to the pandemic. Many families are still struggling to get back on their feet and need to make important decisions on how to continue making rent or mortgage payments, cover household expenses like groceries and stay ahead of their utility bills.
Through its mission to help low- and moderate-income individuals and families move toward financial independence, CPC works to foster corporate and community partnerships and pool resources to maximize its programs and services in the local community.
“We recognize the value of our longstanding non-profit partners, like CPC, and remain committed to investing our York Water Cares funds with organizations on the front lines who are providing financial relief for our neighbors and making a difference in the community,” said JT Hand, President and CEO of York Water.
Community Progress Council is located at 226 E. College Ave., York. For more information, call (717) 846-4600.
About Community Progress Council
Founded in 1965, Community Progress Council is York County’s nonprofit community action agency, whose mission is to empower individuals and families to move toward self-sufficiency and advocate for change to promote community growth. CPC provides comprehensive, integrated services for low- and moderate-income people of all ages, with programs that include early childhood education through Head Start, Early Head Start and Pre-K Counts; housing, financial and employment counseling; nutrition support and education via Women, Infants and Children (WIC); York City Community of Hope; and the agency’s Self-Sufficiency Program that helps residents of York County reach financial stability. Learn more at www.YorkCPC.org.
About The York Water Company
The York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW), the nation’s oldest publicly traded utility company, is committed to providing its customers in 51 municipalities within Pennsylvania with safe, dependable, high-quality water and wastewater services, supported by the company’s longstanding commitment to providing stable rates, responsible infrastructure reinvestment and innovation while simultaneously earning a fair return for its shareholders.