CARRBORO, N.C. -- Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, as Care to Share Day in Carrboro.
Over the last year, the Care to Share Program has raised enough funds to help about 105 households to pay $200 down on their past due balance.
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OWASA’s third-annual Care to Share Day will be the second time the event is being held during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has had a wide-ranging impact on our community, and we have seen an increase in the number of customers who are struggling to make ends meet.
Care to Share Day is focused on raising awareness of and funds for the bill-assistance program that is administered in partnership with OWASA and the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service.
This Care to Share Day – November 18, 2021 – we are asking those who are able to consider donating to help neighbors who might be having a hard time paying their water bill. OWASA temporarily suspended service disconnections due to non-payment in March 2020 in response to the emerging pandemic. While that moratorium remains in place, we are seeing a growing number of customers who are behind on their bill and would otherwise be subject to service disconnection. A donation as part of your monthly OWASA bill will go toward helping pay down debts for those neighbors who are behind.
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Our goal this year is to sign up additional 100 on-bill donors to the Care to Share bill-assistance program. To reach this goal and help those in our community, we need your help. You can donate monthly as part of your OWASA bill, or you can make a donation directly to the IFC. Please select OWASA Care to Share for your gift designation.
More information is available about how to donate to the Care to Share program through an on-bill monthly donation or through a one-time gift, and we thank you for helping our neighbors in need. You can also call the OWASA Customer Service Team at (919) 537-4343 to learn more about donating to Care to Share.