Summit to fund local pantry resurgence.
YARMOUTH, ME – Summit Natural Gas of Maine (Summit) will donate $4,000 to Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP) as part of the company’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The organization will use the donation to provide energy and housing resources to community members in the Kennebec Valley and Somerset.
“Kennebec Valley Community Action Program is very grateful for Summit’s support,” said, Suzanne Walsh, CEO, KVCAP. “When the health pandemic initially occurred, we also experienced inclement weather resulting in a loss of power where area residents lost food stored in freezers. Summit's generous support could not have come at a better time to assist with items such as food, gas cards, utility payments and other basic needs to those struggling financially during these unprecedented times.”
“Summit is proud to present this grant to Kennebec Valley Community Action Program,” said Kurt Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Summit Utilities. “We understand that we are all in this together. The Kennebec Valley Community Action Program plays a critical role in the Kennebec Valley and Somerset area providing food, gas, energy and housing assistance to struggling Maine families and seniors who might otherwise go without during this unprecedented health crisis. Providing these resources is one way that we can support our customers and community members who are immediately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.”
The company has committed twenty thousand dollars overall to COVID-19 relief efforts in Maine. In addition to donating to the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program, the company is also contributing to Augusta Food Bank, Falmouth Food Pantry, Southern Maine Area on Aging and Waterville Food Bank.
On top of providing financial support to nonprofit organizations throughout its service territories, Summit has also suspended natural gas disconnections for nonpayment and is working with customers who may need payment assistance, arrangements, or extensions.