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11.14.2016  -  SCG & AVANGRID Employees Roll Up Sleeves To Help Communities

 

ORANGE, CT — Nov. 14, 2016 — Employees of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) and its companies — including United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas — fanned out from coast to coast during the month of October to make a difference in their communities.

Oct. 1 marked the 10th anniversary of Iberdrola Volunteer Day: an international corporate initiative organized by AVANGRID’s global affiliate, Iberdrola, S.A. Employees of AVANGRID and its U.S. networks, renewables and gas operations, celebrated the occasion with a month of community activities.

In Connecticut, employee volunteers picked up litter in a New Haven Park. They visited with nursing home patients in Stratford. And they sorted donated coats in Bridgeport.

Elsewhere, they prepared food for the needy in Augusta, Maine. They played bingo with nursing home residents in Rochester, N.Y. And they picked up trash from the highways in Minnesota, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. In all, some 350 employee volunteers, aided by family and friends, painted, landscaped, gardened, cleaned, sorted, built, walked and played to benefit their communities in 32 events in 15 U.S. states. A list of events follows.

“Each of these volunteer events was organized locally by employees with a ground-level understanding of the communities where they live and work, ensuring that their efforts have a strong impact where they are needed,” said James P. Torgerson, AVANGRID’s chief executive officer. “AVANGRID and its companies are deeply committed to the communities they serve, and our employees’ willingness to roll up their sleeves and pitch in reflects that core value. I am tremendously proud of them.”

“Local businesses like AVANGRID are an important part of our community, and we welcome opportunities to collaborate with them,” said Terry Wilcox, executive director of the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. “We are very grateful to the volunteers who came out to help us provide greatly needed services to families in Bridgeport.”

 

Volunteer Events:

Company

Location/Area

Partner Organizations

Project

Avangrid Renewables

Clear Lake, IA

Central Gardens of North Iowa

Assisting with end-of-harvest clean-up of community garden

Avangrid Renewables

Schleswig, IA

Adopt-A-Highway

Picking up trash along the highway

Avangrid Renewables

Tiskilwa, IL

Village of Wyanet

Waterproofing wooden playground equipment at a park

Avangrid Renewables

El Dorado, KS

Butler Country Toy Run/St. Francis Hospital/Salvation Army

Supporting 70+ mile ride to help less fortunate; processing toys, food, and necessary items for children at Christmas

Avangrid Renewables

North Adams, MA

Habitat For Humanity

Serving food and clearing tables for fundraiser

Avangrid Renewables

Trimont, MN

Adopt-A-Highway

Picking up trash along highway

Avangrid Renewables

Rumney, NH

Adopt-A-Highway

Picking up trash along highway

Avangrid Renewables

VanWert, OH

Convoy Food Bank

Packing food for families

Avangrid Renewables

VanWert, OH

Habitat For Humanity

Helping build affordable homes in partnership with people in need.

Avangrid Renewables

Portland, OR

Chelsea Hicks

Sorting items for silent auction

Avangrid Renewables

Portland, OR

Habitat For Humanity

Helping build affordable homes in partnership with people in need.

Avangrid Renewables

Shenandoah, PA

Adopt-A-Highway

Picking up trash along the highway

Avangrid Renewables

Elkton, SD

Habitat for Humanity

Helping build affordable homes in partnership with people in need.

Avangrid Renewables

Goldendale, WA

Dogs of the Gorge

Walking dogs awaiting permanent placement

Central Maine Power (CMP) and Maine Natural Gas (MNG)

Augusta, ME

Augusta Food Pantry

Organizing and cleaning shelves; preparing donated foods for distribution to needy residents

CMP & MNG

Central Maine

Making Strides, American Cancer Society

Providing home assistance and yard clean-up for local cancer patients

CMP & MNG

Freeport, ME

Wolf’s Neck Farm

Helping set up barn for annual Harvest Dance fund-raiser for organization that promotes development of sustainable agriculture

CMP & MNG

Portland, ME

Maine Marathon, Maine Track Club

Helping set up marathon route, start and finish line for annual event that raises funds to grant “reams” to critically and chronically ill children

CMP & MNG

Portland, ME

Portland Trails

Helping build and maintain free trails in and around the city of Portland

Enstor

Houston, TX

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Waking, running and racing to raise funds and support efforts to find a cure for breast cancer

New York State Gas & Electric (NYSEG)

Brewster, NY

Green Chimneys

Cleaning organic garden beds, harvesting fall produce and repairing fencing for organization that provides animal-assisted therapy and educational activities for special-needs children

NYSEG

Mechanicville, NY

Mechanicville Area Community Services Center

Performing various tasks to promote awareness of domestic abuse and resources for victims and families

NYSEG

Tioga County-Owego, NY

Open Door Mission. The Red Door

Sorting and separating scrap metal for sale; assisting with maintenance, yard work, sorting and ticketing at affiliated thrift store

NYSEG

Windsor, NY

Camp Tuscarora Boy Scout Reservation

Transporting and stacking firewood; closing up and storing summer tents and cots; performing grounds maintenance, and painting and staining facility structures

Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E)

Fairport, NY

Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Raking leaves and performing basic ground fall clean-up work

RG&E

Rochester, NY

Edison Technical High School

Assisting in maintenance and care of greenhouse

RG&E

Rochester, NY

Foodlink

Sorting food donations, stocking shelves and preparing food for shipment to partner agencies and individuals in need

RG&E

Rochester, NY

Franklin High School

Assisting in maintenance and care of greenhouse

RG&E

Rochester, NY

Monroe Community Hospital Nursing Home

Helping transport residents within the facility, led a bingo game.

United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas, Connecticut Natural Gas, Berkshire Gas

Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport Rescue Mission

Sorting coats to be distributed to hundreds of families in the Bridgeport area the week before Thanksgiving.

UI, SCG, CNG, BG

New Haven, CT

Friends of East Rock Park

Clearing trails of brush and garbage; removing invasive plant species

UI, SCG, CNG, BG

Stratford, CT

Lord Chamberlain Nursing Home

Visiting nursing home residents; reading books, playing music and socializing

 

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