Ørsted and Eversource, two companies that have off-shore wind power projects on Long Island, have donated $10,000 to the United Way of Long Island’s Project Warmth Emergency Fuel Fund.
Project Warmth, Long Island’s only island wide non-governmental emergency heating fund, is available all winter as a safety net for individuals and families who are facing energy insecurity, many of whom have already exhausted all other options for assistance by this point in the season.
“At Eversource, we believe that no family should have to choose between putting food on their table, heating their homes, or keeping their lights on, and through our partnership with United Way we are working together to make sure that the Project Warmth Emergency Fund is there for families that need it the most,” Dennis Galvam, manager of Outreach Planning for Strategic Projects at Eversource, said in a written statement.
Theresa Regnante, president and CEO of United Way of Long Island said this is an exciting time to begin collaborative efforts with Ørsted and Eversource.
“Collectively, we can make a real impact on our neighbors, especially those who are struggling to make ends meet as a result of the economic impacts of COVID-19,” Regnante said in the statement.
For assistance from Project Warmth, contact United Way of Long Island’s 211 service by dialing 2-1-1 or visiting their website: www.211longisland.org
To support Project Warmth, visit: www.unitedwayli.org/projectwarmth