As the devastating impacts from the Covid-19 pandemic destroy not only natural gas and oil demand but people’s livelihoods, the energy industry continues to mount all-out efforts to support communities across the United States and abroad.
Unitil Corp., based in Hampton, NH, is helping its New England customers with a $225,000 donation to the newly established Unitil Customer Assistance & Recovery Effort. Residential customers who have lost their jobs or had wages reduced may receive direct utility assistance under Community Action Programs. Unitil donated $150,000, with $75,000 directed to programs and agencies that aid first responders, as well as those that combat food shortages, homelessness, mental health and substance abuse.
Unitil, like most of its utility peers, also has suspended shutoff and collection activities until further notice,