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NYSEG, RG&E and Iberdrola USA Employees Will Be Out in Force Saturday to Volunteer for Local Agencies
Effort Is Part of Iberdrola’s Fifth International Volunteer Day

Rochester, NY – More than 100 NYSEG, RG&E and Iberdrola USA employees, joined by dozens of family members and friends, will be contributing their time and energy to community agencies across the state on Saturday, October 25 as part of Iberdrola’s fifth annual International Volunteer Day. Employees will join their Iberdrola USA co-workers in Maine and Iberdrola colleagues in Spain, the United Kingdom, Brazil and Mexico to give back to their communities.

“NYSEG and RG&E have a rich tradition of volunteerism, generously contributing to the success of many organizations and causes,” said Mark S. Lynch, president and CEO of NYSEG and RG&E. “Our employees’ work on International Volunteer Day will build on that tradition.”

NYSEG and Iberdrola USA employees will be participating in the following community service projects:

Mom’s House
770 Harry L. Drive
Johnson City
http://www.momshouseny.org/
From 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers will rake leaves, clean up the grounds in preparation for winter and chaperon on the playground.

 
Tuscarora Scout Reservation
205 Summit Lake Road
Windsor
http://www.bpcouncil.org/Camping/Tuscarora%20Scout%20Reservation
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers will paint, split and stack wood, conduct fall grounds maintenance and perform minor interior and exterior renovations.

Green Chimneys
400 Doansburg Road
Brewster
http://www.greenchimneys.org/
From 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers will provide support to limited weekend staff doing barn chores, including grooming horses, providing hay and cleaning stalls. 

Depew-Lancaster Boys and Girls Club
5440 Broadway
Lancaster
http://www.depewlancasterbgc.org/
From 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers will paint and clean inside.

Oneonta Boys and Girls Club
70 River Street
Oneonta
http://www.oneontaboysandgirlsclub.org/index.cfm/about/
Beginning at 10 a.m., volunteers will assist in setting up the Halloween haunted dungeon.

RG&E and Iberdrola USA employees will be participating in the following community service projects:

Foodlink
1999 Mt. Read Boulevard
Rochester
http://foodlinkny.org/
From 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers will sort food donations, check for quality, stock shelves and package items.

 
Seneca Park Zoo
2222 St. Paul Street
Rochester
www.senecaparkzoo.org
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers are encouraged to dress in costume to assist with ZooBoo, the zoo’s annual “merry-not-scary” Halloween event. Volunteer jobs will include helping at trick or treat stations and directing visitors inside the zoo.
 
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About NYSEG, RG&E and Iberdrola USA: NYSEG and RG&E are subsidiaries of Iberdrola USA. NYSEG serves 881,000 electricity customers and 263,000 natural gas customers across more than 40% of upstate New York. RG&E serves 371,000 electricity customers and 307,000 natural gas customers in a nine-county region centered on the City of Rochester. Iberdrola USA is the U.S. subsidiary of global energy leader Iberdrola, S.A. The Iberdrola USA companies employ about 5,000 people with operations in 24 states from New England to the West Coast, providing electricity generation, transmission and distribution, natural gas storage and distribution, and energy services. We are a team of dedicated individuals working as one to deliver value to our customers, employees and shareholders. By providing outstanding customer service and exceptional reliability, while holding safety and the environment in high regard, we aspire to be a world-class energy company. For more information, visit www.nyseg.com, www.rge.com and www.iberdrolausa.com.