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EOC helps Centennial mom through costly home repair and college finals

02 Jun. 2017

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EOC helps Centennial mom through costly home repair and college finals

Satu G. rang in the chilly new year with a water line break in her garage that wasn’t repaired until after Valentine’s Day. By then, the leaking water and damaged, drafty walls contributed to some whopping utility bills that she couldn’t afford to pay.

A full-time student at the University of Colorado in Denver, Satu, 41, also works part-time and provides a home base for her two kids who also attend college. Her tight budget includes a Section 8 subsidy to rent her Centennial home, which was at risk when she received a disconnect notice from her energy company.

“I need some help,” she said when contacting Energy Outreach Colorado about her overdue energy bill. “I am facing shut off immediately! I am a digital design student and I need electricity to do my homework. This assistance can allow me to focus on finishing this semester and help pay my water bill.”

With EOC’s help, Satu paid off her overdue energy bill, passed her finals and completed her first year in the digital design program, which she hopes leads to a career in film and the video game industry. Her son recently graduated from Colorado State University with an engineering job and her daughter is pursuing a business degree.

“Thank you so much! We had nowhere else to turn and I’m so very happy and relieved,” she said. “Even though I don’t have much right now, I will pay it forward when I can. It’s good karma.”

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