www.sharethewarmthinc.com

This winter when the temperature drops you can help someone less fortunate keep warm through the Share the Warmth program.

About Share the Warmth, Inc.

Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren) established Share the Warmth Inc., a public charity, to assist income-eligible Indiana and Ohio customers with their heating needs. Each year, Vectren matches all public donations, up to an annual total of $225,000. Through your generous donation,* Share the Warmth, Inc. can help weatherize the homes of less fortunate families throughout our communities with the goal of lowering energy usage and energy bills.

Communities across Indiana and Ohio have seen increases in the number of less fortunate households, and existing federal and state programs will not be enough to help all of those in need.

Share the Warmth, Inc. is designed to offer comprehensive long-term energy conservation benefits to single-family homeowners that meet the state and federal guidelines for low-income families who reside in Vectren's service territory. Between 2007 and 2017, our organization has weatherized more than 750 homes through $1.8 million in contributions

Through your generous donation* Share the Warmth, Inc. can continue to weatherize the homes of less fortunate families in our communities by improving or adding essential energy efficiency measures that reduce household energy usage and lead to lower utility bills. More importantly, your donation* will have twice the impact as Vectren will match your contribution dollar for dollar up to $225,000.

The goal is to make homes safe, comfortable and energy efficient while saving the home owner money. Weatherization services vary with each home, depending on home construction and condition. A trained energy auditor visits the home to determine the energy improvements needed to make the home more energy efficient and utility bills more affordable. A crew of trained specialists then makes the needed improvements. Weatherization efforts ultimately reduce household energy use and lead to lower utility bills.

Recipients of Share the Warmth Inc. dollars must be at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines and can apply by visiting their local Community Action Agency.

Common weatherization measures include:

  • Insulating walls and attics
  • Repairing and replacing outdated furnaces
  • Weather stripping doors
  • Caulking and replacing windows
  • Insulating water heaters, pipes and hot air ducts

* Donations may be tax-deductible. Consult your tax advisor or visit www.irs.gov.

Organizations in the community are available to help individuals who are having trouble paying their bills. The below links provide contact information for agencies in your local area.

More resources

Indiana Township Association

Through your generous donation*, Share the Warmth, Inc. can help weatherize the homes of less fortunate families throughout our communities. Weatherization efforts ultimately reduce household energy usage and leads to lower utility bills. With your help, Share the Warmth will help these families improve their homes.

Share the Warmth is asking you to help with an important project to assist those less fortunate in our communities. While the economy is making a modest rebound, many families continue to struggle paying their utility bills. These families have deteriorating, outdated homes and furnaces that are costing them more in monthly utilities than in rent/or mortgage due to their energy inefficiency. Many times, for these families, weatherizing a home is unaffordable and simply out of reach. You can see the cycle many are caught within.

Vectren match: $225,000

In order to make contributions go even further, Vectren has set aside $225,000 to be used for matching corporate or personal donations to Share the Warmth.

Make your contribution in one of four easy ways:
Round-up Your Vectren bill

Pay your Vectren bill online with a bank account and round up your Vectren bill to the nearest dollar or donate a different amount.

On this website

You can make a one-time donation with a checking/savings account by completing and submitting our online donation form. Visit donation form

Via Amazon Smile

Through Amazon's Smile program, choose to donate to Share the Warmth, Inc. when completing a purchase on Amazon.com. Visit Amazon Smile

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How to contribute

When paying your bill

Pay your Vectren bill online with a bank account and round up your Vectren bill to the nearest dollar or donate a different amount.

Visit Vectren.com

On this website

You can make a one-time donation with a checking/savings account by completing and submitting our online donation form.

Visit donation form

Via Amazon Smile

Through Amazon's Smile program, choose to donate to Share the Warmth, Inc. when completing a purchase on Amazon.com.

Visit Amazon Smile

Contact Share the Warmth

Contact Share The Warmth, Inc. by email at info@sharethewarmthinc.com or by phone at 1-888-348-1955.