AVANGRID, UI, SCG and CNG Employees Help Make a Global Impact in New Haven and Bridgeport-10.07.2017
10.07.2017 - AVANGRID, UI, SCG and CNG Employees Help Make a Global Impact in New Haven and Bridgeport
Employees of AVANGRID and its Connecticut companies — United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas — cleared more than 20 bags of garbage from the trails at East Rock Park in New Haven on Saturday, Oct. 7.
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — Oct. 7, 2017 — More than a dozen employees of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) and its Connecticut companies, joined by friends and family members, performed trail maintenance and picked up trash at East Rock Park Saturday, as part of a global Volunteer Day initiative.
The local event was organized by AVANGRID and its local companies — United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas — in partnership with AVANGRID’s majority shareowner, the Iberdrola Group. The New Haven volunteers worked with Friends of East Rock Park, a nonprofit community and environmental advocacy group.
Another group of AVANGRID employee volunteers worked in Bridgeport Saturday, sorting clothes to help Bridgeport Rescue Mission prepare for its Great Thanksgiving Project, when it provides warm winter clothes and holiday dinners to the needy.
Across the United States, more than 220 employees of AVANGRID and its companies participated in about 20 volunteer activities. The employees picked up trash in parks, stocked food bank shelves, worked on farms, landscaped, painted, cleaned and more in locations from Portland, Oregon to Windham, Maine. AVANGRID is a diversified U.S. energy and utility company based in Orange, Connecticut.
Iberdrola oversaw similar Volunteer Day efforts globally, with hundreds of employees expected to participate in countries where the corporation and its affiliates have operations, including Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Brazil. The goal of the annual event, now in its 11th year, is to harness employees’ community spirit in support of projects that align with the corporation’s values.
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AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a diversified energy and utility company with more than $31 billion in assets and operations in 27 states. The company owns regulated utilities and electricity generation assets through two primary lines of business, Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks is comprised of eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving approximately 3.2 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables operates more than 6 gigawatts of owned and controlled renewable generation capacity, primarily through wind and solar, in 22 states across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,800 people. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.