Columbia Gas of Massachusetts dispenses $10,000 to local charities

Date: 10/23/2015

SPRINGFIELD – Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, recently awarded $10,000 to local charities through its parent company NiSource Charitable Foundation.  

Three “Supporting Those in Need” grants were awarded to the Michael J. Dias Foundation, a sober house for men dealing with drug addiction; Healing Racism Institute, an organization with a mission to build a racist-free community; and the YWCA of Greater Springfield, a long standing organization providing shelter for women and children.  The mission of the NiSource Charitable Foundation is to help create strong and sustainable communities where NiSource employees and customers live and work.  

According to Andrea Luppi, manager of Communications and Community Relations, “Columbia Gas of Massachusetts is committed to give back to the organizations that are making a difference for our customers and the residents of the communities we serve.  In addition to our financial support, our employees dedicate hundreds of hours working in shelters, food pantries, cleaning up neighborhoods and supporting veterans.  

“We take pride in helping those that help others throughout the sixteen cities and towns that make up in our service territory,” she added.

An additional $12,500 was given to non-profit organizations within the Brockton and Lawrence divisions of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts.