Avangrid Renewables Announces $500,000 in Funding to Support Coronavirus Response and Recovery


Avangrid Renewables Announces $500,000 in Funding to Support Coronavirus Response and Recovery
Donations will support medical and nutritional COVID-19 relief efforts nationwide.

Portland, Ore. — May 14, 2020 — Avangrid Renewables today announced $500,000 in financial support for front line organizations addressing COVID-19-related needs of Avangrid Renewables communities across the company’s 22 state footprint.

Avangrid Renewables’ $500,000 in corporate funds will be distributed to more than 30 local medical and nutritional assistance organizations serving communities that host the company’s wind and solar generating assets. These donations will help ensure that medical resources are available to those who need them and to support communities experiencing adverse economic impacts due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. This $500,000 commitment is a component of the previously announced $2.5 million provided by AVANGRID and the Avangrid Foundation for COVID-19 relief.

“With our national footprint, Avangrid Renewables touches communities large and small, from coast to coast,” said Alejandro de Hoz, President and CEO of Avangrid Renewables. “Given the global nature of this pandemic, we have both the opportunity and responsibility to help address the challenges faced by our communities.”

Recognizing the company’s significant Oregon presence, which consists of the company’s headquarters in Portland and 12 generation facilities, the Avangrid Foundation has awarded $75,000 to the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) as a part of the previously announced round of Foundation funding which will support statewide COVID-19 relief efforts through OCF’s Oregon Community Recovery Fund.

“As part of our national response to COVID, providing support through the OCF enables us to maximize the impact for the most vulnerable in our communities across Oregon,” said Nicole Licata Grant, Director of the Avangrid Foundation. “We know that building
sustainable communities means a commitment to partnerships and organizations – nationally and locally – to sustain work that is more critical than ever.”

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