After what was a year and a half of isolation and distancing, local communities in New York were brought together by National Grid to celebrate their Day of Service.
More than 1,000 National Grid employees have been partnering with nonprofit organizations, schools, community centers, parks and other groups to create diverse activities for their customers throughout the state of New York, which services 26,000 square miles in the state.
In New York City, volunteers will contribute to various cleanups, including in Brookville Park in Springfield Gardens, Calvert Vaux Park in Coney Island and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
In eastern New York, National grid employees will help youths learn about STEM education and careers in energy. In central New York, employees will help with packing boxes of food to combat hunger and food insecurity for children on non-school days and serve food at local shelters.
While in western New York, volunteers helped with painting a homeless shelter and distributing backpacks, winter coats, groceries, toiletries and more; on Long Island, volunteers are beautifying parks, train stations and veterans’ homes, by installing new flag poles and also aiding food pantries and senior centers.
The program’s key offerings for customers and communities include restabilizing unification through youth and community engagement; providing clean energy and sustainability for a more carbon-neutral future; and connecting the youth with opportunities in the energy industry to help improve social mobility and employability.
National Grid is a multinational electricity and natural gas utility company, whose mission is to transform our electricity and gas networks into cleaner energy. Serving more than 20 million people throughout the states of New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, National Grid is determined to grant fair and equitable energy transitions.
The company has recently announced its new program Project C. This enterprise is a new advocate of hope for the communities of New York, it is meant to help them with the various challenges that have come with the pandemic.
“We have a long and proud history of giving back to the communities we serve,” said Rudy Wynter, National Grid’s New York president. “My colleagues and I are carrying on that tradition by recommitting to our customers and our neighborhoods. Donating our time, skills, passion and expertise is at the heart of who we are. We’re launching Project C today to ensure we never lose sight of that.”
Through the efficiency of Project C, National Grid has been able to ignite motivations and altruism within the New York service area.
“Project C provides us with focused attention and resources to address these key issues,” Wynter said. “It’s our promise to our customers that we will show up in our communities even stronger than we have in the past. We’re thinking beyond our conventional energy delivery services and helping to create a more equitable future for every customer and neighborhood we serve.”