Oregon HEAT OR
Oregon HEAT was founded in 1989 to help low income Oregonians become more energy self-reliant. Oregon HEAT develops and coordinates resources to help low-income Oregonians meet their energy needs and achieve energy self-reliance through energy education and advocacy. Oregon HEAT's primary program objective is to prevent disconnection of utility service during inclement weather by providing bill payment assistance to low income households in emergency situations. Oregon HEAT partners with nearly 30 local community and social service organizations throughout the state of Oregon to help deliver energy assistance to qualifying households. Donations made to Oregon HEAT from any county in Oregon provide energy assistance to neighbors within the same county from which they were donated; Oregon HEAT calls it Neighbor Helping Neighbor. Over the years, Oregon HEAT has helped to keep the heat and lights on for tens of thousands of low-income households.