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New Hampshire

December 18, 2013

Utility workers donate food

SALEM — Employees of Liberty Utilities, a natural gas and electric utility with 130,000 customers in New Hampshire, recently donated more than 500 pounds of food to local pantries.

“Our company tagline is ‘Local, responsive, we care,’” said Bill Sherry, vice president of customer care, “and we take those words seriously. In the year and a half since we’ve been in business, we have not only focused on building this new company, but we are also focused on being a good neighbor and helping the communities that we work in.”

Liberty Utilities recently participated in a food drive with the United Way that resulted in the donation to local food pantries.

“The United Way let us know that there was a need and employees at all of our locations across the state stepped up,” Sherry said.

The Liberty team has been out in force lending a hand to many different organizations, including a cleanup project at Benson’s Park in Hudson, Relay for Life, The Salvation Army Toy Shop, Salem Boys and Girls Clubs Toy Drive and many more.

“The company has a program called Liberty Days,” Sherry said. “Each employee is encouraged to take up to three days per year, with pay, to volunteer for community organizations in our service territory. This type of company support really weaves community service into the fabric of the company. We participate in many events as a company such as the United Way Day of Caring and volunteering every month at the Sonshine Soup Kitchen in Derry, but we also encourage employees to serve organizations of their choosing.”

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