BECKLEY – While state leaders work to solve an energy crisis, you can do your part by pinching pennies. And Appalachian Power is helping West Virginian's do just that.
The Helping Hands Community Center is helping clients with more than groceries; it's providing light. In the form of 40,000 energy-efficient bulbs.
These bulbs are going to 10,000 low-income families in the Mountain State. The bulbs are made possible with Appalachian Power's energy iniatives.
Families are receiving packs of four bulbs, and it's something so simple that can really make a difference in your pocket book.
“They use about 75 percent less electricity than a standard incandescent,” says Appalachian Power spokesperson Zachary Bacon, “And over the lifetime of the bulb it could save 50 dollars in energy costs.”
Raleigh County is one of nine counties whose local food pantries have received bulbs. Others locally include Fayette, Greenbrier, and Mercer.