The charitable arm of New York State Electric and Gas’ parent Company, Avangrid, is announcing funding for local heating assistance.

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$400,000 from the Avangrid Foundation is going to Project SHARE to help needy residents pay heating bills.  Money for the program is also provided through donations from utility customers who choose to make contributions through their monthly bill.

The assistance is available for customers who have exhausted other assistance programs and are in danger of having their heating sources cut off.

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While the program has helped thousands of customers stay warm since it started 30 years ago, vice president of customer service for NYSEG and Rochester Gas and Electric, Scott Baker says the pandemic has created previously unforeseen financial challenges for thousands of New Yorkers.

More information about Project SHARE can be found at NYSEG.com.

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