CMP Donates $50,000 to Operation Reboot Outdoors
Group gets veterans, law enforcement officers and other service members outdoors
AUGUSTA, ME – November 7, 2022 – Central Maine Power (CMP) is proud to announce a donation of $50,000 to Operation Reboot Outdoors. Serving veterans, volunteers at Operation Reboot Outdoors are also veterans and Registered Maine Guides who offer hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities as a means of healing.
“Operation Reboot Outdoors offers a safe environment for veterans who find that a chance to reconnect with nature brings so many health and mental health benefits,” said Joe Purington, president and CEO of CMP. “CMP is proud to support this unique service that introduces more people to outdoor recreation in the woods and waters of Maine.”
The donation will be used, in part, to connect power to the group’s camp in the town of Byron while making it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“We have a lot of people at the camp who need breathing machines or chargers for their prosthetics, and we want to be able to help everyone we can,” said Nathan Williams, Operation Reboot Outdoors Board Treasurer. “Our partnerships are extremely important to us, and without CMP we wouldn’t be able to get the power here that we need.”
“At CMP we have a tradition of supporting veterans’ organizations as well as veterans in the workplace through a business resource group,” Purington said.
Twenty-two veterans and active-duty service members commit suicide every day in the United States. The services Operation Reboot provides are critical to their mental health. For more information, please visit their website.
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About CMP: Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., is Maine’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility. Established in 1899 and based in Augusta, Maine, CMP serves approximately 646,000 customers across 346 communities in central and southern Maine. It operates approximately 23,500 miles of distribution lines and 2,900 miles of transmission lines. Over the last decade, the company has invested approximately $3.5 billion in Maine system infrastructure.
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by JUST Capital in 2021 and 2022 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens. In 2022, AVANGRID ranked second within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2022 for the fourth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit avangrid.com.