BERLIN - Eversource is providing a comprehensive re- sponse to the call for critical resources to meet humanitarian needs in Puerto Rico.
The energy company is contributing $25,000 between the Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Network and Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico, two funds established with Connecticut non-profits. The contribution is part of an overall company commitment to donate a total of $75,000 to organizations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire supporting relief efforts. “The widespread devastation Hurricane Maria caused in Puerto Rico will require a multifaceted response,” said Eversource President of Regional Electric Operations Craig Hallstrom. “We’re pleased to contribute to those in desperate need of essential resources. Financial commitments are important to ensure organizations are able to provide Puerto Rico with the resources they need - but as the region’s largest energy company, we believe we can do more.”
Eversource is closely monitoring the restoration planning efforts for Puerto Rico with other U.S. electric utilities as part of a coordinated national mutual aid response. The company stands ready to assist with the restoration effort, if requested.
Eversource employees will be collecting non-perishable items at local work centers.