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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: March 2, 2011

CON EDISON MATCHES $50,000 GRANT TO HELP NEW YORKERS STAY WARM

NEW YORK – Con Edison has provided an additional $50,000 for its EnergyShare program to help struggling New Yorkers stay warm this cold, snowy winter. The company said its contribution matches a grant of $50,000 provided by the New York Community Trust.

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EnergyShare provides grants up to $200 to people in the Con Edison service area who need help paying their utility bills. The program is administered by HeartShare Human Services of New York, one of the city’s oldest and best-known community service agencies.

“We are grateful to Con Edison and The New York Community Trust for their contributions,” said William R. Guarinello, President and CEO of HeartShare Humans Services of New York, which administers EnergyShare. “This will help us provide an additional 500 grants this winter. We hope to help 1,600 households this year, up from 800 last year.”

“We don’t want to have people choosing between paying their heating bill and buying food,” he continued. “When that happens, people may resort to dangerous measures such as trying to heat their homes with their ovens or overloading outlets with space heaters.”

To find out more about EnergyShare program call 1-800-75 CONED or go to conEd.com.

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