CVPS increases Shareheat donation to $120,000, appeals for donors

first_imgCiting a shortage of donations and a critical need, Central Vermont Public Service today donated $20,000 in heating aid to community action agencies across Vermont, and appealed to customers who can to donate to the CVPS Shareheat campaign.The $20,000 grant announced today is in addition to $100,000 from CVPS shareholders the company previously put into a pool to match donations from the public.‘With the economy still on the rebound, donations to Shareheat are lagging this winter, but the need remains very high,’ CVPS President Bob Young said.  ‘We decided to immediately jumpstart the effort by making $4,000 contributions to each of the five community action agencies that participate in Shareheat, and to appeal again to the public.  Vermonters are facing heating crises every day, and we want to ensure no one goes cold for lack of funds.’Thanks to the matching pool, contributions from the public are matched dollar for dollar and sent to the community action agency that serves the donor’s region of the state.  The pool began the season with $100,000 from CVPS shareholders, and $45,000 has been added to it by Shareheat Business Partners, which include People’s United Bank, Carris Reels, Passumpsic Savings Bank, Weidman Electrical Technology, and The Vermont Country Store.‘Thanks to these businesses and our shareholders, every donation from the public, up to $145,000 in total, will be doubled,’ CVPS spokesman Steve Costello said.  ‘A $10 donation will provide $20 in assistance to a neighbor in need.  Donations of any size will help.’Businesses that would like to join the Shareheat Business Partnership Program may call Costello at 747-5427 for more information. Anyone needing crisis fuel assistance should contact their local community action agency.CVPS Shareheat is a program of last resort for over 1,000 Vermont families each year.  Funds are available to assist people who face heating emergencies, often because they never expected to need assistance, lost a job, or have exhausted all other available assistance.‘Some people who have donated to Shareheat in the past are now turning to it for assistance themselves,’ Costello said.  ‘That is reducing donations and increasing the demand on the program.  We’re asking anyone in a position to do so to make a donation.’Contributions should be made payable to the CVPS Shareheat Fund.  Donations may be mailed with a CVPS payment, or sent separately to CVPS Shareheat, 77 Grove St., Rutland, VT 05701.last_img read more

How to Get the Practice of Aspirations Baked into Your Company Quickly

first_imgThis is a part of a series that was created to help you define what you aspire to be as a company. This series will walk through the process, necessary roles, in addition to guides for each role to define your aspirations quickly.You can get to the point of expressing your aspirations in one week if you get started today. This series contains a number of documents that will help the people in each role perform their activities relatively quickly. For the CEO/Executive TeamChecklist for the CEO/Executive TeamDeveloping Your Company Aspirations Workbook – for use during a one-day, off-site meeting/workshopFor Facilitators Checklist for the FacilitatorDeveloping Your Company Aspirations Facilitator’s Guide – for the one-day, off-site meeting/workshopFor the Administrator Checklist for the AdministratorFURTHER INFORMATIONThe Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick LencioniNext week, I’ll post the checklist for CEO/Executive team.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more