Project Care - Helping Others to Help Themselves
Project CARE is about people caring for people... neighbors helping neighbors.
Project CARE is a nonprofit program established by Fort Pierce Utilities which provides emergency assistance to those in our community who have experienced a recent personal or family crisis that has placed them in danger of losing their utility service.
It is not the program’s intent to pay chronic or long term debt, rather it is to assist those who are experiencing temporary financial hardship.
Project CARE is funded by individuals in our community….either by utility customers who donate through their monthly utility bills or those who make onetime donations. These voluntary, tax-deductible donations go to assist local families in payment of their electric, water, sewer, natural gas, and garbage bills.Click to view the Project Care brochure
Funds for the program are collected by Fort Pierce Utilities and are turned over to Mustard Seed Ministries, a local, non-profit community assistance agency. Mustard Seed provides oversight of Project CARE and ensures that each applicant truly qualifies for the assistance.
Who Does Project CARE Help?
Project CARE contributions go directly to help Fort Pierce Utilities customers in need.
We do not deduct any administrative costs, so your entire donation reaches the very
needy right here in Fort Pierce. Our goal is to help without creating dependence. Applicants must pay a part of the bill themselves. Project CARE does not pay late fees or help the same household more than once in any twelve-month period.
How Can You Help?
Your contribution to Project CARE helps others build a stronger, more stable financial future for themselves. You can help several ways:
1. Make a one-time contribution
2. Make a set monthly contribution Return the attached donation card to have your contribution added to your monthly bill.
3. Make a contribution with your bill Use the Project CARE donation line on your monthly statement to make a contribution. You can make a flat donation in any amount you choose.
4. You may also be able to round your payment up to a whole dollar amount.