New York Power Authority ‘Shares and Cares’ for
Astoria Health Organization
November 13, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASTORIA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has
contributed $1,500 to SHAREing & CAREing, a community health
advocacy organization, based in Astoria, that provides breast cancer
support services to local women and their families.
The contribution, timed with SHAREing & CAREing’s
12th anniversary benefit and fundraising silent auction on Nov. 15,
will be directed toward easing the financial burden that low-income
breast cancer patients often face.
Located in Queens, one of the country’s most
ethnically diverse counties, the organization’s staff and
volunteers—who speak Polish, Russian, Greek, Spanish and
Ukrainian—are committed to the women in their community. Among the
services provided are transportation; pharmaceutical and hair
prosthetics assistance; insurance advocacy, and educational outreach
to schools, churches and civic organizations.
“We greatly appreciate NYPA’s generosity, ”said
Anna Kril, the organization’s founder and a breast cancer survivor.
“Last year, almost 7,700 women and their families received some form
of assistance from SHAREing & CAREing and we are so grateful for
NYPA’s continuing support.”
■ NYPA uses no tax money or
state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of
bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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