Alabama Power established the Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund Inc. over 20 years ago to help low-income Alabamians in their times of dire need. Working with 23 community action agencies across the state and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, the ABC Trust works with families to educate them on how to live more energy efficiently and weatherize their home. The Trust will also help Alabamians pay energy bills when funds are short.
In 2012 the Trust provided more than $683,035 to help more than 2,800 families pay their energy bills.
Since its inception in 1992, the Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund has helped more than 100,000 households pay their energy bills. The Trust has provided more than $38 million to help pay energy bills, provide home weatherization and energy efficiency measures to low-income families and nonprofits.