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U-Help program offers another Spokane Gives opportunity
U-Help program offers another Spokane Gives opportunity

Spokane is working towards becoming a more compassionate community through Spokane Gives Week, but if you don’t have time to volunteer there are other ways you can be involved. One way is by making a donation to the City’s U Help program.


U Help provides one-time emergency assistance to low-income households to help pay their city utility bills. The Salvation Army runs the program free of charge which means every dollar of every donation goes directly to people in need.


“We have seen considerable need in our community, making this program as important as ever,” says Rick Romero, Utilities Division Director. “With recent changes, we are able to provide greater assistance to our customers, along with great value for our donors.”


All donations are matched by Spokane up to $50,000. Over the last four years $157,000 has been donated to the U Help program. Earlier this year the annual, one-time assistance was increased to $110 per customer. That money covers water, wastewater and solid waste collection for one month.


Donations to U Help can be made by mailing a check and donation form to

  • U-Help Program
  • ℅ Utilities Billing Department, City of Spokane
  • 808 Spokane Falls Blvd.
  • Spokane, WA, 99201

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