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United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut Receives $260,000 Grant from Eversource

Hartford, Conn. (July 30, 2018) — United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut has received a $260,000 grant from Eversource.

The award was made to support United Way’s Community Campaign. Funds will be used to ensure youth success, economic mobility, access to health and basic needs services for residents in United Way’s service area.

“United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut offers crucial support to communities, children and families across the state, to help them thrive,” said Rod Powell, Eversource President of Corporate Citizenship. “Like United Way, we are committed to making a difference in the communities where we live and work, and we’re proud to continue our longstanding partnership with this wonderful non-profit organization to support their important mission.”

Over the past five years, Eversource has donated more than $1.3 million to United Way.

“Eversource cares about our community and has been a generous supporter of the United Way Community Campaign,” said Paula S. Gilberto, President and CEO of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. “Giving directly to United Way – as Eversource has – makes a measurable difference for people in our region. Together, we’re ensuring that young people graduate from high school ready for work or college and adults have jobs that support themselves and their families. We also work to ensure that people have access to health services and that the immediate, emergency services, such as food and shelter, are met.”

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