CITGO Grant to help low-income households

A grant by an energy firm will help light low-income homes in Milwaukee County.

The CITGO- Venezuela Energy Efficient Lighting Program has provided a donation of up to 30,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to the Social Development Commission (SDC). The CFL bulbs which use much less electricity than traditional light bulbs and have a longer life can provide a significant energy savings to homes using them.

The CFL bulbs donated by the CITGO- Venezuela Energy Efficient Lighting Program will be distributed by SDC to families and individuals participating in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The low energy using bulbs will be accompanied by educational materials on how to increase home energy efficiency. The distribution will be included in SDC’s LIHEAP program that already includes Energy Conservation and Financial Literacy workshops for program participants.

To learn more about the SDC Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, visit the agency website at www.cr-sdc.org, click on the “Programs” page and then on the link for “Energy Assistance”. CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit www.citgo.com.