Plus-1 Program

The Plus-1 Program

Plus-1 was created in 1982 and is a partnership between MIFA and MLGW that provides utility assistance for individuals and families in financial crisis.

The 2015 Plus-1 Telethon Was a Success!

On April 7, we hosted the third annual Plus-1 Telethon in partnership with MLGW and WREG and raised more than $62,000. That's enough to help about 300 families! Many thanks to our sponsors: The Colored Girls, ServiceMaster, Fred’s, and TVA.

How Does Plus-1 work?

MLGW collects Plus-1 funds, and MIFA screens clients for eligibility and priority and authorizes payments from the Plus-1 fund to their accounts. The average eligible household receives $200 in assistance, plus negotiation with MLGW to establish a payment plan for the balance.

MLGW customers fund the program through one-time donations or by adding a dollar or more to their utility bills each month. If every MLGW customer gave just $1 per month, we could serve more than 20,000 families per year.

Easy Ways to Give to Plus-1

  1. Add $1 or more to your monthly MLGW bill by signing up here.
  2. Make a one-time gift to Plus-1 here.
  3. Lead a sign-up campaign at your company, congregation, or group. Contact us for more information.

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