National Grid volunteers beautify the United Veterans Beacon House

Mariana Dominguez
Posted 9/22/22

On Friday, Sept. 16, National Grid marked the first anniversary of its Project C initiative with volunteer events across the state, including work at United Veterans Beacon House in …

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National Grid volunteers beautify the United Veterans Beacon House

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On Friday, Sept. 16, National Grid marked the first anniversary of its Project C initiative with volunteer events across the state, including work at United Veterans Beacon House in Islip.

Volunteers spent the day beautifying the grounds, trimming bushes, removing trees, power washing, deck staining, raking, mulching beds, planting flowers, installing a new mailbox, and donating socks to veterans. Town councilman John Cochrane and president/CEO of the United Veterans Beacon House, Frank Amalfitano, both joined and helped in the cleanup effort.

“This is a beautiful day for Beacon House,” said Amalfitano. “We have this great team from National Grid, all volunteers, who chose to spend this sunny, fall day beautifying our veterans’ home in Islip. These on-the-ground efforts bring people together in a unique way—National Grid’s volunteers and our veterans equally benefit from mutual awareness and gratitude. We are incredibly grateful to National Grid!”

The United Veterans Beacon House provides housing in 52 locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. On any given day, over 550 men, women, and children from the tri-state area benefit from programs that address homelessness, physical disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, mental health issues and addiction.

National Grid’s Project C is a community commitment to address various issues facing National Grid’s workforce and its customers.

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