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NYSEG and RG&E Ask Customers to Contribute to Emergency Heating Funds
And Those in Need of Assistance Are Encouraged to Apply for Grants

Rochester, NY – NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of Iberdrola USA, encourage those who are able to support NYSEG’s Project SHARE and the Red Cross/RG&E Heating Fund. These programs are offered in conjunction with the American Red Cross to help people facing energy emergencies who have run out of other funding options. 

“Project SHARE and the Red Cross/RG&E Heating Fund rely on support from NYSEG and RG&E, our employees, retirees and customers,” said Mark S. Lynch, president of NYSEG and RG&E. “In these challenging economic times when the demand for heating assistance continues to grow, we ask our customers to consider joining us to help our neighbors in need by contributing to these important programs.”

Since 1982, Project SHARE has provided $6.8 million to 32,500 grant recipients; since 1984, the Red Cross/RG&E Heating Fund has provided $5.7 million to 17,600 grant recipients.

>> To make a contribution to NYSEG’s Project SHARE:
• Consider automatic giving. NYSEG customers can designate an amount to be directed to Project SHARE in addition to their monthly NYSEG payments. To enroll, visit http://bit.ly/sBPTvJ.
• Add exactly $5, $2 or $1 to any NYSEG bill payment.
• Send a check payable to “Project SHARE” to:
  Project SHARE
  c/o American Red Cross
  620 East Main Street
  Endicott, NY 13760

>> To make a contribution to the Red Cross/RG&E Heating Fund:
• Consider automatic giving. RG&E customers can designate an amount to be directed to the Red Cross/RG&E Heating Fund in addition to their monthly RG&E payments. To enroll, visit http://bit.ly/u1o0GS.
• Add exactly $5, $2 or $1 to any RG&E bill payment.
• Send a check payable to “Red Cross/RG&E Heating Fund” to:
  Red Cross/RG&E Heating Fund
  American Red Cross – Greater Rochester Chapter
  50 Prince Street
  Rochester, NY 14607

>> To apply for a Project SHARE grant, residents of the NYSEG service area should contact their local chapter of the American Red Cross.

>> To apply for a Red Cross/RG&E Heating Fund grant, residents of the RG&E service area should visit http://www.rochesterredcross.org/CommunityServices/tabid/91/Default.aspx or contact the American Red Cross – Greater Rochester Chapter.

>> To learn more about NYSEG’s Project SHARE and eligibility for grants: http://bit.ly/kQcFW3
 
>> To learn more about the Red Cross/RG&E Heating Fund and eligibility for grants:
http://bit.ly/eJqPBI