NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WIFR) – Nicor Gas is providing more than $10 million in bill payment assistance to customers through its COVID-19 Bill Payment Assistance Program.
In an announcement Friday, the natural gas distributor said the program provides eligible residential customers financially affected by the ongoing pandemic with bill payment assistance.
“We recognize that many of our customers across the communities we serve are still facing economic uncertainty and hardship caused by the pandemic,” John O. Hudson III, president and CEO of Nicor Gas said. “Our hope is this $10 million in bill payment assistance provides the customers who need it most with some relief that the clean, safe, reliable natural gas they expect will be there, freeing up family funds to put food on the table and meet additional needs.”
The Nicor Gas COVID-19 Bill Payment Assistance Program began with $7.5 million in funding when the program started last year in response to the pandemic. Since then, more than $6 million in financial assistance has been distributed to eligible residential customers, including the latest round of more than $2 million since March 1 that has been automatically credited to 15,000 customer accounts, according to Nicor Gas.
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