Atlantic City Electric donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross Southern New Jersey Chapters in the name of providing emergency assistance to those affected by the weekend’s derecho, the electric company announced on Tuesday, July 3.
“We, the Southern Shore Chapter and South Jersey Region are extremely proud of our partnership with Atlantic City Electric,” Chapter Chairman Ronn Franceschini said. “By connecting with your local American Red Cross through a financial contribution, you become part of this lifesaving work. Atlantic City Electric’s commitment enables the Red Cross, right here at home, to reach out in a personal way, providing for our neighbors, and families before, during and after the times of greatest need.”
“Atlantic City Electric is extremely grateful to the Red Cross and all the volunteers working tirelessly to provide basic needs to those impacted by the destruction that hit our community over the weekend,” Atlantic City Electric Atlantic City Region President Vince Maione, said. “Together, we will get through this massive rebuild of both the electrical system and our ravaged communities.”
Atlantic City Electric officials met with Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and county and local public officials on Tuesday. During that meeting, Maione confirmed Atlantic City Electric’s commitment to its communities stating its donation to Red Cross will support ongoing disaster relief efforts in those areas hardest hit by the storm. It will help to provide much needed water and ice at the cooling centers located in Atlantic, Cumberland, Cape May, Salem and Gloucester counties, including the Hamilton Mall, Atlantic City Electric said.
“We greatly appreciate Atlantic City Electric’s monetary support, which will enable us to continue to staff cooling centers for residents still impacted by that horrific storm,” Red Cross South Jersey Chapter Executive Director Joyce Skradzinski said.