ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Iberdrola USA employees will join fellow Iberdrola team members from Spain, the United Kingdom, Brazil and Mexico to participate in Group Iberdrola's second International Volunteer Day. On October 15, 500 Iberdrola employees on three continents will choose from 30 volunteer opportunities organized by the Group for this global day of sharing.
Iberdrola USA employees from subsidiaries NYSEG and RG&E in New York; and Central Maine Power in Maine have multiple volunteer opportunities available: from a food drive to benefit local food banks; to inside painting and clean up at an older adult center in Rochester, NY; to helping homeowners rip out damaged drywall in flood-ravaged Owego, NY.
Group Iberdrola employees outside the U.S. have a wide choice of available charity initiatives: from preparing orders for a food bank in Madrid; to interior painting at an independent living home in Glasgow; to building a new garden area at a primary school in North Wales; to taking orphaned children to an amusement park in Brazil.
"I'm proud to be part of the Iberdrola team for many reasons, particularly for their strong commitment to improving the lives of the people living in the communities they serve," said Bob Kump, CEO of Iberdrola USA. "That spirit was demonstrated recently by the efforts of the many employees who spent long hours helping those affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. We have a very long history of volunteerism and generosity and are proud to be part of this global effort to help."
Last year nearly 300 Iberdrola employees participated in the first International Volunteer Day. This year, with the addition of Brazil and Mexico, Group Iberdrola expects approximately 500 employees to join this worldwide effort.
About Iberdrola USA: Iberdrola USA, a subsidiary of global energy leader Iberdrola, S.A., is an energy services and delivery company serving about 2.7 million customers throughout upstate New York and New England. For more information about Iberdrola USA, visit www.iberdrolausa.com.
About Iberdrola: Iberdrola is Spain's premiere energy group; a global leader in wind energy and one of the top five electricity companies in the world. Iberdrola is dedicated to pursuing a sustainable growth strategy driven by the efforts of a multicultural workforce of 33,000 professionals in 40 countries. With 30 million customers, we are working towards providing the cleanest energy on the planet. For more information about Iberdrola, visit www.iberdrola.com.
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