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RESERVE A TREE

Atlantic City Electric customers can now request a free tree to plant at their home as part of the company’s partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees program. Residential customers can reserve a complimentary tree on a first-come, first-served basis and reap the energy-saving benefits that trees provide.

Atlantic City Electric will make 1,200 free trees available to customers throughout its South Jersey service area. Customers can choose their tree from several types of species native to the northeast region, such as Baldcypress, River Birch, Eastern Redbud and Red Maple. Trees will be delivered by mail by the end of May. Visit arborday.org/ace to reserve a tree while supplies last. Atlantic City Electric reminds customers to know what’s below and call 811 to have utility underground lines marked before they begin planting.

When planted properly, trees provided through the program have the potential to reduce energy bills by 15 to 30 percent as they grow. Trees also play a critical role in protecting homes from the summer sun and breaking up winter winds for better energy efficiency, in addition to improving the air we breathe. Customers can find interactive tools online through the Arbor Day Foundation to help them determine where to plant their tree for energy savings.

Atlantic City Electric is in our 12th consecutive year of partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation and we are incredibly grateful for their collaboration to foster a program that aligns with our dedication to addressing environmental challenges faced by our community members. The trees distributed by Atlantic City Electric since beginning its partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation are expected to absorb more than 229,757 pounds of air pollutants, save nearly 32.27 million kWh of energy and provide more than $12.6 million in combined energy and community benefits.

Atlantic City Electric has also been a Tree Line USA member for more than 20 years. Tree Line USA is a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters that recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing best practices that protect and cultivate America's urban tree canopy. Learn more about urban planting work done by the Arbor Day Foundation at arborday.org.

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Senior Freeze: Property Tax Relief for Seniors and Disabled Persons, the State's Earned Income Tax Credit (NJEITC), and Vote-By-Mail instructions.

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TAX TIME

It’s Tax Time again, and beginning February 1st, United Way of Gloucester County will once more be hosting AARP tax preparers in our office for your convenience in filing your taxes.

Please note: in the event of snow, which could effect your appointment date and close the location at which you are scheduled to have your taxes prepared, please call the Gloucester County Tax Aide Hotline at 856-599-8601…you will be informed if the sites will be closed for the day due to inclement weather. Your date will be rescheduled at a later time.

For appointments at the United Way office, an online sign-up form will be used to schedule these. Please note: NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR APPOINTMENTS at the United Way office, at RiverWinds Community Center, or at Washington Township Municipal Building.

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The sign-up form can be found ‹HERE›. Fill out the form completely and click SUBMIT…an AARP Tax Preparer will call you back within a couple of days to schedule your appointment.

The following three locations will ONLY use this online sign-up form for appointments, with days and times for availability noted:

• United Way of Gloucester County, Thorofare
Tues. & Thur. (9:00 am – 1:30 pm)

• RiverWinds Community Center, West Deptford
Mon. & Fri. (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm),Tue. & Thur. (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

• Washington Township Municipal Building, Sewell
Wed. (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)

For the following locations only, please call directly to schedule an appointment:

• Deptford Senior Center – Mon. & Wed. (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)
**For an appointment call: 856-848-9149**

• Monroe Twp. Library – Tues. & Wed. (11:30 am – 3:30 pm)
**For an appointment call the transportation line: 856-728-9840 ext. 840 or 841**

• Mullica Hill Library – Mon. (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)
**For an appointment call: 856-223-6033**

• Glassboro Senior Center – Fri. (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
**For an appointment call: 856-881-8504 ext 3**