Eastern Iowa solar installer MOXIE started a program to offer regional healthcare workers discounted solar systems and a $1,000 rebate during the national COVID-19 pandemic.
The EMPOWERMED Program was developed through a partnership of local businesses, including MOXIE, Green State Credit Union, New Pioneer Co-op, Crescent Electric and Relion Insurance Solutions. MOXIE, which is headquartered in North Liberty, created the program after CEO Jason Hall heard disheartening stories of the current situation healthcare workers are facing in Eastern Iowa.
“Through all the commotion, there are constant reminders of how much burden is on our healthcare workers,” Hall said. “I can’t imagine how they can find time to do the necessary but tiresome tasks, like buy groceries or clean their house, when they’re also on the frontlines of fighting COVID-19.”
The company said the immediate rebate is meant to alleviate costs of everyday necessities like grocery shopping, home cleaning and childcare.
“EMPOWERMED will provide at-or-near-cost solar installations for healthcare workers in the Eastern Iowa Area,” said Julian Vandervelde, MOXIE Quad Cities area president. “Many times, in literally the first month, they will see a significant decrease in their monthly bills. After this is all over, they will have a solid investment for a fraction of the cost.”
MOXIE hopes the EMPOWERMED Program will serve a dual-purpose: helping healthcare workers make ends meet, while also keeping local Iowans employed, engaged and valued during this time of crisis.
Anyone working in the healthcare field in Eastern Iowa is eligible for the EMPOWERMED Program and can learn more by setting up a virtual consultation, either by phone or video chat.
“The power of this coalition is stronger than its parts,” Hall said. “When we approached these other local companies — Green State, New Pioneer, Crescent, and Relion — they all jumped at the chance to do good for the healthcare providers in Eastern Iowa. It says a lot about them, and I know that together we can deliver a service offering that has never been experienced in Eastern Iowa, during a time when it is needed most.”
For more information on this program call (855) 669-4387 or visit www.moxiesolar.com/empowermed.
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