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NYSEG, RG&E donate additional $300,000 to local emergency COVID-19 response and recovery effort


Sat, May 9th 2020 11:20 am

Organizations in NYSEG service area to receive additional $175,000 in support

NYSEG and RG&E COVID-19 donations total $575,000

NYSEG, an AVANGRID company, in conjunction with the Avangrid Foundation announced this week an additional donation of $175,000 to emergency response organizations across its service area to support their ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. The funds will be distributed as follows: $125,000 to various community relief funds, and $50,000 to 14 food resource organizations and programs.

“We’re proud to support local organizations that are helping our neighbors and strengthening our communities,” said Carl A. Taylor, president and CEO of NYSEG and RG&E. “Supporting the communities we serve will always be a priority for our company – whether that be through providing safe and reliable service or supporting nonprofits in times of need.”

The community relief funds provide support to counties across New York state through their multiple partners:

  • Central New York COVID-19 Community Support Fund, Cayuga County COVID-19 and the Madison County Rural Poverty Fund: $50,000
  • Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund: $50,000
  • Community Foundation for South Central New York COVID-19 Response Fund: $25,000

The 14 food resource organizations and programs address food insecurity throughout the state. They include various County Office for the Aging departments and Community Action Partnerships, Meals on Wheels, The Salvation Army Empire State Division and local food pantries.

In addition to the $175,000 donation, NYSEG’s its sister company, RG&E, and the Avangrid Foundation announced a $125,000 donation to Rochester Community Crisis Fund and five food resource organizations in its service area. In total, NYSEG and RG&E have contributed $575,000 to local emergency response organizations in New York state. The company also previously announced several steps to assist customers that have suffered financial hardships as a result of the virus.

For more information, visit NYSEG’s COVID-19 response page.

NYSEG Contributions

  • The Salvation Army Empire State Division: $20,000
  • Broome County Office for the Aging: $3,000
  • Cayuga County Office for the Aging: $2,500
  • Meals on Wheels of Chemung County: $2,500
  • Clinton County Office for the Aging: $2,500
  • Community Action Partnership for Dutchess: $2,500
  • Otsego County Office for the Aging: $2,500
  • Putnam Community Action Partnership: $2,500
  • Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless: $2,500
  • Foodnet Meals on Wheel: $2,500
  • Community Center of Northern Westchester: $2,500
  • Tioga County Rural Ministries: $1,500
  • Endwell United Methodist Church: $1,500
  • Tri-Community Food Pantry: $1,500

“This unparalleled coordinated community effort in Western New York to mobilize immediate help to organizations responding on the frontlines of the COVID-19 community crisis has proven our resolve to create solutions together. We are truly grateful for the Avangrid Foundation’s support of this collective effort, along with the hundreds of other foundations, corporations, community leaders and individuals who have given generously. To learn more about the fund and the grantees, visit www.WNYResponds.org,” said Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, president/CEO of Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

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