EWEB 2023 year in review
In 2023, EWEB invested in our community with grants, rebates and an array of other programs and measures aimed at fulfilling our core values of safety, reliability, affordability, environmental responsibility and community/culture.Find Out More
EWEB Recognized with Excellence in Communications Awards from American Public Power Association
We are proud to have been recognized with two Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards for 2023 from the American Public Power Association (APPA).Find Out More
Let's talk turkey. If a disaster strikes, is your family ready?
Many of us avoid discussing politics over the dinner table in the spirit of family peace and harmony. But here's a topic that can bring everyone together: emergency preparedness.Find Out More
EWEB To Hold First of Two Public Hearings on Proposed 2024 Budget and Prices
At the Nov. 7 Board of Commissioners meeting, EWEB staff will present a proposed budget that includes rate increases necessary to support utility operations and make needed infrastructure investments.Find Out More
Public Power Week Poster Contest Winners 2023
The results are in! View the winning posters from EWEB's 2023 Public Power Week Poster Contest.Find Out More
EWEB lead annual "Spill Drill"
EWEB coordinates drill as part of protecting Eugene’s drinking waterFind Out More
Public Power Week Poster Contest 2023
It’s that time of year again! October 1-7 is Public Power Week. To celebrate, EWEB is holding our annual poster contest for fifth graders in our service area. Help us pick the winners.Find Out More
Salmon Return to Finn Rock Reach
Finn Rock Reach and other restoration projects throughout the Middle McKenzie provide conditions to help young fish survive to adulthood.Find Out More
EWEB programs reflect community values
EWEB is here to serve our customer-owners and provides programs that reflect the values of our community.Find Out More
National Preparedness Month: Older adults take control in 1, 2, 3
We know older adults can face greater risks when it comes to the extreme weather events and emergencies we face, especially if they are living alone, are low-income, have a disability, depend on electricity for medical needs, or live in rural areas.Find Out More
Women in STEM: EWEB Engineer Laura Ohman's second degree brings a lifetime of benefits
EWEB Engineer Laura Ohman shares how getting her second degree was one of the most difficult and rewarding things she's ever accomplished.Find Out More
Bethel neighbors boost emergency preparedness during Emergency Water Station event
Staff gave out about 300 emergency water containers to enthusiastic community members eager to learn more about the water station.Find Out More
Stay cool during extreme heat events
With temperatures forecasted to reach over 100 degrees over the next several days, we've prepared some tips and tricks to help you stay cool.Find Out More
Women in STEM: Meet our servant leader and maker of tough decisions
Karen Kelley, Chief Operations Officer at EWEB, describes herself as a "servant leader," offering support and mentoring to four division managers at EWEB.Find Out More
EWEB establishes multipronged resiliency policy
Disaster recovery and prevention are being embedded in all operations and processes.Find Out More
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Neighbors Helping Neighbors During December Share the Warmth Campaign
December 13, 2017
As Kathy Grey, an EWEB supervisor who oversees the Customer Care programs, walked from EWEB's Headquaters to the Campbell Senior Center a few blocks away, she pulled her knit cap a litte further down over her ears. With the sky still clouded over and every breath visible in the frosty air, it was a morning fitting the presentation Kathy was on her way to attend.
Each year, EWEB makes available funds to help customers who are struggling to pay their utility bills. Our Customer Care programs help thousands of community members who find themeselves in times of hardship, but the need is much greater than what we are able to meet. While we recieve Customer Care donations year-round, in December we highlight our "Share the Warmth" program and celebrate the generosity of neighbors helping neighbors.
On this chilly day, Kathy is accepting a $500 donation from the Senior Providers Information Network (SPIN) during their monthly meeting at the senior center.
As the members — or "spinners," as they refer to themeselves — go through introductions prior to kicking off the meeting, it is obvious that they share a passion for caring for our community's senior population. After a few announcements, the SPIN board member leading the meeting turns his attention to the back of the room where Kathy is standing with some center staff, who are also receiving a $500 donation from SPIN.
"This is a network of people doing some really wonderful things in the community," Kathy says upon receiving the donation. "Your contribution to EWEB's Customer Care program will directly help seniors who apply for assistance here at the Campbell Senior Center."
According to Dahlia Garza, program coordinator at the center, nearly 1,100 seniors have accessed EWEB Customer Care programs in 2017 through the Campbell Senior Center. The donation from SPIN will go directly to helping a few more customers in the coming months.