MERRILLVILLE, Ind. – The NiSource Charitable Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by NIPSCO’s parent company NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), today announced that it has committed $400,000 to the American Red Cross in Indiana as part of its overall $1 million donation to help provide coronavirus (COVID-19) relief support across the company’s seven-state service territory.
Along with the American Red Cross in Indiana, funds will be distributed to local chapters of the American Red Cross in Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia – the states in which NiSource companies operate. The dollars are intended to support the delivery of care and comfort to local communities in need as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis.
“The health, safety, and well-being of those who live and work within the communities we serve is paramount,” said NIPSCO president, Violet Sistovaris. “During this increased time of need, it requires strong collaboration, and we know the Red Cross can efficiently get these dollars to those who are providing critical care and response.”
The foundation’s trustees selected the Red Cross as recipient of this donation because the organization exemplifies NiSource’s commitment to safety and because of its commitment to help people in the most trying of times.
Because a reliable source of energy is a life-essential service, NIPSCO is closely following health and safety protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and federal, state and local governments. NIPSCO has also taken a number of actions to help customers through the COVID-19 pandemic, including suspending shutoffs for non-payment until further notice and offering their most flexible payment plans to customers impacted by or facing hardship due to COVID-19. Customers should contact NIPSCO directly for payment plan details.
For full details of the company’s COVID-19 response, visit NiSource.com or NIPSCO.com/coronavirus.
About NiSource Charitable Foundation: NiSource established the NiSource Charitable Foundation, with a mission to help create strong and sustainable communities where our employees and customers live and work. In close collaboration with NiSource employees and community partners, the Foundation seeks opportunities to provide funding and encourage volunteer support for non-profit organizations in the areas of safety, economic and workforce development, environmental stewardship, STEM and energy education, and basic needs and hardship assistance.
About NIPSCO: Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), with headquarters in Merrillville, Indiana, has proudly served the energy needs of northern Indiana for more than 100 years. As Indiana’s largest natural gas distribution company and the second-largest electric distribution company, NIPSCO serves approximately 810,000 natural gas and 460,000 electric customers across 32 counties. NIPSCO is part of NiSource’s (NYSE: NI) seven regulated utility companies. NiSource is one of the largest fully-regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 4 million natural gas and electric customers through its local Columbia Gas and NIPSCO brands. More information about NIPSCO and NiSource is available at NIPSCO.com and NiSource.com.