Avangrid Foundation Donates $50,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief for Hurricane Harvey
ORANGE, CONNECTICUT — August 29, 2017— In response to the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, AVANGRID Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a diversified energy and utility company, announced today a $50,000 contribution to American Red Cross Disaster Relief through the Avangrid Foundation. This contribution will help the Red Cross provide food, emergency shelter, relief supplies and comfort to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Harvey and countless other crises.
"Hurricane Harvey has caused significant destruction and has affected thousands of people," said James P. Torgerson, president of Avangrid Foundation. “Our thoughts are with those affected by this storm, including our own AVANGRID employees.”
AVANGRID employs more than 100 people in Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas as part of its ENSTOR Gas Storage company and as field employees at its Renewables wind project.
As a member of the Red Cross' Annual Disaster Giving Program, Avangrid Foundation pledges donations on an ongoing basis in advance of disasters to help ensure the Red Cross can take immediate action. Since partnering with the Red Cross in 2016, Avangrid Foundation has contributed more than $200,000 for disaster relief.
The Avangrid Foundation, Inc. is the principal philanthropic arm of Avangrid, Inc. and its subsidiary companies, focusing upon funding activities that promote environmental sustainability and improve the well-being of the communities served by our utility affiliates, which include NYSEG and RG&E (New York); Central Maine Power Company (Maine); United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas Company, and Connecticut Natural Gas (Connecticut); and Berkshire Gas Company (Massachusetts). It is also the corporate parent of Avangrid Renewables, headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
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About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading sustainable energy company transitioning America toward a clean and connected future headquartered in Orange, CT, and has a footprint in 24 states with $40 billion in assets. Our primary businesses are Avangrid Networks, which serves 3.3 million electric and natural gas customers in the Northeast, and Avangrid Renewables, the third-largest renewable energy company in the U.S. with a diverse onshore and offshore renewable energy portfolio. With more than 7,000 employees, AVANGRID has built a culture that blends diversity, equity and inclusion guided by the company’s ESG+F framework and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This has led to recognition by JUST Capital in 2021 and 2022 as one of America’s best corporate citizens and second in utilities for our commitment to the environment and the communities we serve. AVANGRID has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for three consecutive years by the Ethisphere Institute.