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NV ENERGY ISSUES EMERGENCY FUNDS TO HELP COVER COVID-RELATED SERVICES AT LOCAL HOMELESS SHELTERS, AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS

Funding covers increased operational expenses related to health crisis

Reno, Nevada – Tuesday, September 1, 2020 –NV Energy has granted Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada (VOA-NCNN) $10,000 to help meet the urgent needs of people experiencing homelessness and isolation in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Funding from NV Energy will help VOA-NCNN continue to adapt systems and implement safety and distancing protocols; cover unforeseen expenses to sustain an increased and vital meal delivery service and care packages for isolated seniors, veterans, disabled, and clients supportive housing; purchase sanitation and other essential supplies for staff and clients. This tremendous gift helps meet a growing gap, which in turn will help our community members overcome barriers, stay healthy and work toward positive outcomes for all. Funding like this is critical in meeting the urgent needs of more than 1,000 residents and clients in its housing, mental health, and shelter programs.

“NV Energy consistently steps up to meet the needs of our community and recognizes the importance of these life-saving services. This time is no different,” says Linda Grace, Regional Development Officer. “This timely funding will help us to remain responsive in these unprecedented times