Round It Up benefits needy

KNOXVILLE – On Tuesday, November 25, at 10 a.m. the City of Knoxville, KUB and Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee will introduce the Round It Up program, a pilot program that will raise funds through customers of KUB to help weatherize the homes of low-income homeowners and renters.

The program was developed in response to the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge report which found that the city has an aging housing infrastructure that consumes energy in excess, often leaving the city’s most vulnerable residents (the elderly, physically disabled, mentally ill and low-income families) with utility bills too large to pay.

The announcement event will include remarks from Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, CAC Executive Director Barbara Kelly, KUB President and CEO Mintha Roach and KUB board chair Bruce Anderson.