Warm Homes, Warm Hearts

The power of neighbors helping neighbors!

Join us in helping those in need of utility assistance by donating to the Warm Homes, Warm Hearts annual campaign.

The Warm Homes, Warm Hearts heating assistance program began in 2008.

This program allows our service territory members to help keep their neighbors warm during winter by donating funds to this campaign.

Every year, BEMC provides up to $50,000 in matching funds for all donations from the community. The donated funds may help an elderly resident, a struggling young family, or someone who has been swamped with unexpected medical bills or a job layoff.

BEMC employees and board members kick off the annual campaign in late summer with their donations and proceeds from fundraising raffles and other events. Together with the community and BEMC matching funds, well over $1 million has been raised to help thousands of local families and senior citizens.

We invite all members of the community to join this effort! Let’s not leave anyone out in the cold this winter.

Please find out more about what BEMC does to help our local community by clicking here

Download the Warm Hearts, Warm Hands Brochure

Download the Warm Hearts, Warm Hands Donation Form*

*With the option to gift “in honor of” or “in memory of.”

Please make your check payable to:

Warm Homes, Warm Hearts
WHWH Campaign, c/o BEMC
PO Box 826,
Shallotte, NC 28459

Please do not enclose your donation with your electric bill payment.

Agency Contacts
All funds are administered through Brunswick Family Assistance & the Columbus County Department of Aging. Those agencies determine eligibility to receive assistance.

If you are interested in receiving heating assistance, please contact your local agency below to determine eligibility:

Brunswick Family Assistance
4800—8/9 Main St,
Shallotte, NC 28470


Columbus County Department of Aging
827 N. Washington St,
Whiteville, NC 28472