Eversource Energy (NYSE: ES) is donating $50,000 from the Eversource Foundation to the American Red Cross to help residents in the greater Houston area who have been displaced by massive flooding in the region following Hurricane Harvey. Additionally, in partnership with the American Red Cross and IBEW Locals 420, 455, 457, 1837, UWUA Local 369 and USW Local 12004 unions in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the company has established a safe and secure website for all employees, contractors and customers to make a donation to the American Red Cross.
"We have all been moved by the powerful images of the devastation caused by Harvey in Texas," said Jim Judge, Eversource's Chairman, President and CEO. "Having seen our share of Mother Nature's destructive force over the years, we know how important it is to pitch in and help others. We're also in constant communication with our sister utilities across the country and stand prepared to send additional crews if and when they might be needed."
Eversource customers, employees and contractors will soon be able to safely donate to the relief effort via the energy company's dedicated American Red Cross website. In the meantime, those interested in donating can visit RedCross.org. All donations will enable the American Red Cross to provide shelter, meals and care for thousands of people facing a difficult recovery.
Eversource continues to participate in National Mutual Aid assistance phone calls with energy companies across the country. The company is prepared to send crews and help with the restoration efforts if needed.
Eversource (NYSE: ES) transmits and delivers electricity and natural gas for approximately 3.7 million electric and natural gas customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Recognized as the top U.S. utility for its energy efficiency programs by the sustainability advocacy organization Ceres, Eversource harnesses the commitment of its approximately 8,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and superior customer service. For more information, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter (@eversourceCorp) and Facebook (facebook.com/EversourceEnergy).