United Way Receives $260,000 in Critical Funding from Eversource Foundation and Employee Donations

Jul.18, 2022

Hartford, Connecticut (July 18, 2022) – United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut announced today that Eversource Energy, as a long-time supporter of United Way agencies across New England, is providing a $260,000 donation to support the United Way’s critical efforts to tackle the most pressing issues facing local families and individuals. The donation is part of the $2.6 million total from Eversource employees and the Eversource Foundation to United Way organizations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. This additional financial support will help allow United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut to continue providing critical health, education, and financial stability services directly to families in the area.

“We recognize how valuable our partnership is with Eversource, as we mobilize resources together to address immediate needs and find long-term solutions to challenging problems,” said Eric Harrison, President and CEO of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. “The generous support from the Eversource Foundation and Eversource employees will allow us to continue this important work during these challenging times.”

“We are dedicated to supporting the United Way’s mission and its local agencies that deliver life-changing services in the communities we proudly serve every day,” added Eversource Foundation President and Vice President for Corporate Citizenship and Equity Theresa Hopkins-Staten. “Our employees are committed to making a direct impact through these local non-profits and reach into their own pockets year after year to help make a difference for those in need.”

The donations from Eversource include more than $1.2 million collected during the company’s six-week employee and retiree annual fundraising effort, helping to connect thousands of people in need with community services through United Way agencies. Additionally, hundreds of Eversource employees volunteered at events across its service territory in support of local United Way organizations.

For more information about how to support United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut go to unitedwayinc.org.

About United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
United Way brings people and resources together to address immediate needs and find long-term solutions to challenging problems. United Way does this by investing in programs and services, leading community change initiatives, and mobilizing resources and volunteers to ensure that children succeed in school, people get jobs and are financially secure, people are healthy, and basic needs are met during tough times. For more information, visit unitedwayinc.org.

Eversource (NYSE: ES), celebrated as a national leader for its corporate citizenship, is the #1 energy company in Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2021 and recognized as one of America’s Most JUST Companies. Celebrated as a national leader for its corporate citizenship., Eversource transmits and delivers electricity to 1.27 million customers in 149 cities and towns, provides natural gas to 249,000 customers in 74 communities, and supplies water to approximately 207,000 customers in 56 communities across Connecticut. Eversource harnesses the commitment of approximately 9,200 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. The #1 energy efficiency provider in the nation, the company is empowering a clean energy future in the Northeast, with nationally-recognized energy efficiency solutions and successful programs to integrate new clean energy resources like solar, offshore wind, electric vehicles and battery storage, into the electric system. For more information, please visit eversource.com, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. For more information on our water services, visit aquarionwater.com.

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut CONTACT:
Anyeline Céspesdes López | (787) 502-0436 | acespedes@unitedwayinc.org

Tricia Modifica (CT) | (860) 665-4605 | tricia.modifica@eversource.com
Mitch Gross (CT) | (860) 665-5221 | mitch.gross@eversource.com