Help Your Neighbor Program

COVID-19 Program

During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, BTES has partnered with TVA to match donations up to $15,000 each to the Help Your Neighbor Program to help the local community.

BTES collects donations to help those in need pay their electric bill, the Salvation Army certifies the eligibility of the recipient, and the United Way of Bristol administers the funds. The money goes directly toward helping residential customers in need. The number of people who can be helped depends on how much the rest of us are willing to give.

There are several ways to donate:

  • Click donate above! By using this option, the BTES Help Your Neighbor Fund will receive 2.9% plus .30 cents less your donation based on standard PayPal processing fees. For example, if you donate $10, the BTES Help Your Neighbor Fund will receive $9.41.
  • Sign up for the Monthly Round Up option. Each month, your BTES bill will be rounded up to the next dollar. Fill out the form below to sign up!
  • Make a one-time donation. You can fill out the form below or add this in with your BTES bill by notating the amount on your bill stub or by sending a separate check to Help Your Neighbor, PO Box 549, Bristol, TN 37621.
  • Add a recurring donation to your BTES bill. Fill our the form below or call our office at 423-968-1526 to set this up.