April 30, 2020

PSEG Long Island and PSEG Foundation Support Health and Welfare Council of Long Island’s Disaster Relief Coalition


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PSEG Long Island and PSEG Foundation Support Health and Welfare Council of Long Island’s Disaster Relief Coalition

PSEG Foundation provides $25,000 grant to address critical needs of children and families

(UNIONDALE, N.Y. – April 30, 2020) — PSEG Long Island and the PSEG Foundation are supporting the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island with a $25,000 grant to the organization’s Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (LIVOAD) Coalition.

This coalition is made up of government, nonprofit, and private sector partners who come together to address disasters on Long Island, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition was first activated in 2001 following the 9/11 attacks. Visit https://hwcli.com/work-we-do/coalition-grassroots-organizing/livoad/ for more information.

“PSEG Long Island has been proud to partner with and support the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island for many years,” said Daniel Eichhorn, president and COO of PSEG Long Island. “During this difficult time, we are grateful that the PSEG Foundation is able to provide this grant to continue our support for their important efforts.”

“In times of crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that the nonprofit sector, private sector, government and community work collaboratively to address emergent needs and gaps in services in order to help families recover and to build a more resilient Long Island,” said Health and Welfare Council of Long Island President and CEO Rebecca Sanin, J.D., M.A. “We are thankful to the PSEG Foundation for this funding to help make this possible.”

PSEG Long Island customers who are experiencing difficulties as a result of the outbreak and need additional time to pay bills are encouraged to visit www.psegliny.com/myaccount.

To stay connected with PSEG Long Island and manage their accounts, customers can also use web chat or email, register for MyAlerts for text and email updates, download the free PSEG Long Island mobile app, and follow PSEG Long Island on Facebook and Twitter.

The PSEG Foundation is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that aims to build sustainable and thriving communities by fostering equity, safety, and diversity and inclusion, as well as supporting the environment, education and workforce development in the communities we serve. The PSEG Foundation provides grants to groups in communities served by PSEG and its subsidiaries; Foundation giving is separate and distinct from PSEG Long Island’s operational budget.

The mission of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island is to help vulnerable people on Long Island by convening, representing, and supporting the organizations that serve them; and through illuminating the issues that critically impact them. Since 1947, HWCLI has served as the umbrella for health and human service agencies serving Long Island’s families. As a regional human service provider, convener and leader with a 200 organization network, HWCLI responds to needs through direct services and advocacy.

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