For Immediate Release: Sept. 9, 2010
Make a Difference
Today, Tomorrow, or Whenever You Can!
ARIZ. (Sept. 9, 2010)
More than 22,000 Goodyear homes use city water and sanitation services, and
with today's rough economic climate, more than 1,000 of our residents' accounts
are past due during any given billing period. When late payments become
shut-off notices, the cost of keeping the water running and the trash picked up
can become a true hardship.
Utility Assistance Fund is a new program recently established in the City of
Goodyear which allows City utility customers to make a difference in the lives
of others who are facing economic difficulties by making one-time or repeating
donations to the PayShare fund in any amount, no matter how small. The funds
will go towards helping residents in need catch up on their water and
program, PayShare...Because You Care, provides a way for residents to
contribute money to a fund through their utility bill which is then used to
assist residents who qualify for help in paying their past due water and
PayShare fund accepts monthly contributions from residents which can be added
to your current account by simply subscribing online. For example, you can set
up a monthly contribution of $2, or any amount, that will be added to your
account on each bill you receive, and put then directly into the PayShare
fund. One-time donations of any amount are also needed, and can be made by
check payable to the City of Goodyear; please write "PayShare" on the
check memo line.
PayShare program is administered by Goodyear in partnership with the City of
Avondale?s Community Action Program (CAP). Goodyear residents who are in immediate
need may visit the Avondale CAP Office at City of
Avondale Community Center, 1007 South Third St. in Avondale, and complete an
application for assistance. Eligibility requirements include verification of
income and a copy of the past due City of Goodyear utility bill. Qualified
residents will receive a voucher for up to $150 toward payment of their
Goodyear utility bills.
additional information on Goodyear's PayShare...Because You Care program can be
found at www.goodyearaz.gov, or contact Parrish.Spisz@goodyearaz.gov or 623-882-7781.