MIFA Plus-1 Telethon Tonight

(WREG-TV) The MIFA Plus-1 telethon is tonight.

Plus-1 was created in 1982 and is a partnership between MIFA and MLGW that provides utility assistance for individuals and families in financial crisis.

MLGW collects Plus-1 funds, and MIFA screens clients for eligibility and priority and authorizes payments from the Plus-1 fund to their accounts.
The average eligible household receives $200 in assistance, plus negotiation with MLGW to establish a payment plan for the balance.

MLGW customers fund the program through one-time donations or by adding a dollar or more to their utility bills each month.

Last year enough money was raised to help about 1,300 families.

The Plus-1 telethon is tonight from 6:30-7 p.m. on WREG-TV.

Learn more by clicking the Plus-1 link at the top of wreg.com