AVANGRID employees take pride in volunteering. In addition to countless activities throughout the year, employees annually dedicate one Saturday to give back. On Iberdrola Volunteer Day 2017 – Saturday, October 7 – AVANGRID employees picked up trash in parks, stocked food bank shelves, worked on farms, landscaped, painted and took part in environmental initiatives to show support and appreciation for the community.
AVANGRID and its companies support and work in partnership with organizations and initiatives that assist customers struggling with their energy bills. These include the New York Home Energy Assistance Program, Maine’s Electricity Lifeline Program, the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program in Massachusetts. These programs provide guidance and distribute funding to residents who need help maintaining energy and heating service during the winter months. The Avangrid Foundation also provided $400,000 to the Project SHARE Heating Fund, which is an initiative that helps qualified customers in New York who often are forced to choose between utilities and other essentials like food, rent or medication.
In total, AVANGRID and its employees made nearly $17 million in contributions to more than 750 organizations, schools, universities and municipalities in 2017.