Colts P Pat McAfee Paid Off Electric Bills For 115 Indianapolis Families In Need For Christmas
Last year, Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee paid the electricity bills for 83 families in the Indianapolis area, and it was a wonderful gesture.
This year, he decided to increase that number and pay the electric bill for 115 families.
— IPL Power (@IPLPower) December 17, 2016
“On Friday afternoon, 58-year-old Valerie Moore got a phone call from a friend who told her someone was paying off people’s utility bills. Moore dropped everything and drove over to the IPL office.
“All I could do was throw my hands up in the air and just give her the bill,” said Moore.
Moore had a nearly $400 bill with a disconnection notice set for Dec. 27.
“Money is super tight. Gas bill, light bill, rent, car, food, it’s real tight,” said Moore.
When Moore handed the IPL employee her bill, she heard something she hasn’t heard in a long time. The employee told her she had a zero balance.
Customer after customer had their bills paid in full.
“Two people at one time they came in together to pay their bill they stood there for about five minutes literally just crying for joy,” said Moore.
Moore has been on payment plans with IPL and has made sacrifices to keep the lights on.”