O&R Employees Raise $16,000 for Homeless Veterans’ Housing in Rockland
Orange & Rockland (O&R) employees presented a check for $16,000 to Homes for Heroes of Rockland Friday to help further the organization’s mission of providing housing for local homeless U.S. military veterans.
The O&R employees raised over $11,000 for the veterans’ program by sponsoring an early November Saturday afternoon live music event at the Rockland Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) Pavilion in Orangeburg that drew about 200 generous employees, retirees, family members and friends. The remaining $5,000 was donated by O&R as a match through its Employee Grants program.
About Orange & Rockland
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, is a regulated utility. O&R provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company) and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.