Power to Serve

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You have the Power to Serve at your fingertips

Please take advantage to help us best serve our communities

Check out latest events and employee experiences

And share yours – email us at PowerToServe@nationalgrid.com

Sowing the seeds for our community
A garden grows in Brooklyn, thanks to our employee volunteers Read more

Ready to learn
See how we helped 200+ kids start the school year off right Read more… 

Loading ‘em on up!
See how we helped dress up kids in need for going back to school Read more

Employees raised lots of dough for Island Harvest at last year’s ‘Bread Run’ event
See how much … and how to sign up this year to join the fun Read more…

Ready, set, grow!
See how a group of IS employees helped a local Long Island garden grow to feed those in need 
Read more…

Scooping … and EATING … ice cream for a cause!
Hands Together NY raised $325 for Huntington, Long Island’s Gateway Community Garden. There were hot pretzels too. And lucky prize drawing winner Marion Quigley gets to see the Long Island Ducks minor league baseball team play in August (with three guests)!

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Hands Together NY is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to, and passionate about, raising funds to help those struggling with issues of hunger or homelessness in our local communities. To find out more or join the group, go to hands.together.ny@gmail.com or call
516-545-3321. The organization could always use more helping hands!

 

Fresh diapers for a cause
Our diaper drive helps change lives Read more…

Remembering our fallen
Our volunteers place flags in memory of those who died Read more…

Serving up food and smiles on Staten Island
‘It feels great to be part of something bigger than yourself …’ Read more…

Paul DeZinna (l) & John Powers

Employees help Stamp Out Hunger
Collecting food to feed the hungry Read more…

Love you, mom!
We raised money for a special cause this Mother’s Day Read more…

Employees spruce up Girl Scout camp
Nearly 100 volunteer’s landscape, repaint Yaphank facility for Moonjumpers’ Community Day Read more…

Lacrosse for a cause
Read about our star athlete Ricky Pages and his contribution to Puerto Rico relief Read more…

Spreading motivation
LI Work Support team ‘ups’ their volunteer efforts Read more…

Spreading holiday motivation are (l-r back row) Margaret Paglia, Keshia Black, Melissa Trotman, Gayyell Cammock and Esther Duverger and (l-r front row) Lois Griggs and Alyssa Davan

We spread cheer and goodwill to our neighbors in need this holiday season

‘Twas the holiday season, inspiring smiles in our local communities
Helping holiday hands all across New York City Read more…

Decking the halls into the holiday spirit
Employees return to brighten up Albany’s Ronald McDonald House Read more…

They had angels on their side … us!
Our employees once again played the part of ‘angels’ for children in need Read more…

Syracuse gets into the holiday season
CNY joins our ‘holiday helping hands’ efforts Read more…

Thanks for giving this past Thanksgiving!
This year’s Thanks for Giving campaign stretched all over National Grid’s US service area Read more…

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Helping Niagara Falls kids flourish
STEM camps help build our future leaders Read more…



We get our hands dirty for a good cause
Recently, you could find a group of Long Island employees out on the farm – harvesting, weeding and preparing soil for future produce. The fruits of their labor? 110 pounds of produce, the equivalent of 86 meals, was donated to Island Harvest, a hunger relief organization on Long Island. The farm? Mosaic Farm in Brentwood, run by www.themosaicschool.org. Mosaic leases property on the grounds of the Sisters of St. Joseph, and farms the land with the assistance of volunteers and individuals with autism.  The Mosaic School is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism and their families through education.

“It was a great day, everyone worked so hard, and we were able to provide fresh produce to a great organization,” says Customer Assurance lead analyst Marilyn Reid. And they had a great time doing it!

Shown (l-r) Carolyn Leahy, Mikhail Binkin, John Schroeder, Ann Clarke, Marilyn Reid, Steven Bob, Annette Dennis and Duwayne Blackwood. (All are from Customer Assistance, except Ann, who works in NY Strategic Business, Policy & Evaluation)

 

Hands Together NY helping our youth!
Giving to TriCYA and shopping for the Salvation Army Read more…

We befriended kids at a Boys and Girls Club in Syracuse
And we had as good a time as they did! Read more…

Build a backpack, grow a reader
See how we helped! Read more…

Moving walls to help build homes
Syracuse employees give time, talent and ‘sweat’ to support Habitat for Humanity. Read more…

A union of giving
New IBEW 1049 group is all about helping minorities thrive … inside the company and out in our communities. Read more…

Employees run for charity at the Marcum Challenge
More than 100 runners/walkers came out for a healthy competition along the 3.5 mile course. Read more…

When school’s out, we head in
An elementary school in Central Falls received some TLC from our employees and the Red Sox Foundation. Read more…

We’re out and about in full force
It’s all about giving back to the communities that we serve. Read more…

Caring employees respond to recent MA fires
When big fires in Lowell and Lawrence, MA – on two consecutive weeks – displaced more than 100 people, some caring National Grid employees jumped into action. Read more …


Safety rules at a local school
These employees were truly Leading with Safety when they brought natural gas safety messages to Brooklyn’s PS 204 as part of our Power to Serve signature program. Read more …


Honor Flights soar
“On April, 29, I had the distinct privilege of accompanying my dad and Korean War veteran Joseph Sorbello on the Honor Flight. For those who are unaware of what that is … Honor Flights are semiannual flights that bring World War 2, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans to Washington D.C. to visit their memorials and be honored. To say the operation is impressive is an understatement. From the hordes of volunteers, to the nurses/nursing students onboard, to the police escorts, to the complete strangers shaking veterans’ hands and thanking them, to the mail call to the homecoming parade … all of it was overwhelming, for both my dad and me. Yet both of us agree that it is something every veteran should experience! If anyone has an opportunity to be a guardian, do it! You will not regret it!”

– Diane Benedetto, Manager, Customer & Community Relations

Diane and her dad

About Power to Serve
Community stewardship is embedded into our culture at National Grid. On the job and off, you’re out there helping us make the communities where we all live and work that much better. We’re so proud of that. And we want to make sure you have the tools you need to continue to do all the good things you do.

That’s where our Power to Serve program comes in.

Power to Serve is your one-stop-shop for community giving and volunteer opportunities. Company-sponsored regional volunteering focuses on four key areas: Community (Pink Hard Hats, Hunger Action Month and United Way), Education (STEM), Environment (Earth Day) and Safety (Leading with Safety/Energy Explorer).

In our Power to Serve portal, you’ll find volunteer events you may want to participate in with coworkers … a place to organize and announce your own events … a spot to apply for matching contributions, where the company helps support your favorite charities and causes … and more.

    • Matching Gifts – Get a dollar-for-dollar company match on your not-for-profit contributions – up to $500 a fiscal year
    • Regional Volunteer opportunities – Find out about, or post your own, local volunteering opportunities on an online calendar of events. Also consider becoming a Leading with Safety volunteer (click here to order youth presentation kits)
    • Local Energy – Give your favorite not-for-profit $250 from the company for 25 hours of your service a year
    • United Way – Help individuals and families in needs with your yearly donation

So please use Power to Serve to make a difference in our communities! Visit the Power to Serve portal or contact your Regional Volunteer Council or Linda Clark to learn more about the program and see or sign up for upcoming volunteer events. And please note, you can access the Power to Serve site from your home or work computer, tablet, phone … anywhere you are!