NYPA Donates $2,000 to Meals on
315-764-0226, ext. 304
October 15, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA—The New York Power Authority showed its
support for the Meals on Wheels Program with a $2,000 donation to
the agency that serves seniors and homebound individuals in the
“Meals on Wheels and its volunteers provide a
valuable service to Massena and the surrounding communities. We are
pleased to be able to provide funding so they can continue to offer
nutritious meals to senior citizens and other individuals served by
the program,” said Richard Turner, New York Power Authority (NYPA)
regional manager, Northern New York.
Turner and Community Relations Specialist Jill
Chamberlain presented the check to Meals on Wheels Radio Telethon
Chair Mark Bogdan and Meals on Wheels Executive Director Bonnie
Price during the annual fundraiser.
“We were very happy with the donation from the
Power Authority. It is going to help cover the increasing cost of
the food that is needed to provide hot meals for the recipients. If
it wasn’t for community support, this program would not exist,”
Each year Meals on Wheels volunteers make and
deliver 29,000 meals to senior citizens in the Massena area. The
services are provided to the elderly, disabled and others who are in
need. Many of whom have limited income and are unable to leave their
Jill Chamberlain and Karen White of the St.
Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Project Community Relations
department also volunteered to answer phones to accept pledges and
bids during the final hours of the telethon.
The annual telethon raised more than $15,000.
Photo and caption
■ 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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