Spire assists more than 2,100 customers impacted by COVID-19, looking to help more by Sept. 30
Limited-income customers can still apply for help with their natural gas bills
ST. LOUIS (Aug. 20, 2020) — Help remains available for Spire's limited income customers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 2,100 already receiving assistance with their natural gas bills.
Through its relief efforts, Spire is offering a one-time bill credit to assist active Missouri residential customers with household incomes up to 185 percent of the federal poverty level. Since a July 18 expansion of the program was approved by the Missouri Public Service Commission, Spire has seen a 49% increase in those receiving assistance. The funding will be available through Sept. 30 or until funds are exhausted.
"We encourage people who need help to contact us," said Scott Carter, president of Spire Missouri. "As an energy provider, we are committed to finding ways to help our customers maintain access to safe, reliable natural gas — especially during the pandemic when help is needed for many."
In addition, Spire is providing $200 in assistance to small business customers who qualify. To apply for energy assistance or to learn more about what Spire is doing to help customers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, visit SpireEnergy.com/relief.
At Spire Inc. (NYSE: SR), we believe energy exists to help make people's lives better. It's a simple idea, but one that's at the heart of our company. Every day we serve 1.8 million homes and businesses making us the fifth largest natural gas company in the country. We help families and business owners fuel their daily lives through our gas utilities serving Alabama, Mississippi and Missouri. Our natural gas-related businesses include Spire Marketing, Spire STL Pipeline and Spire Storage. We are committed to transforming our business through growing organically, investing in infrastructure , and advancing through innovation. Learn more at SpireEnergy.com.