PLCCA Among Organizations Receiving More Than $130K Worth of Nicor Energy and Food Assistance

By Michael Romain

On December 18, 2013, a community contributor announced on The Chicago Tribune‘s Bulletin Board that the Maywood-based Proviso-Leyden Council for Community Action (PLCCA) was among 29 nonprofit agencies and food pantries in northern Illinois that received grants from Nicor Gas totaling more than $130,000. The grants included more than $80,000 to go to 19 nonprofit organizations and Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) intake agencies, and $50,000 for 10 food pantries in the region.

Beth Reese, the president of Nicor Gas, emphasized her company’s venerable presence in the communities it serves. “Nicor Gas has been part of the fabric of this region for more than 150 years, and we are dedicated to the well-being of the communities we serve. We recognize that many Illinois families are facing economic challenges so we are pleased to fund programs that help provide additional relief during the holiday season,” she said.

“We believe it is not only our duty – but a privilege – to help those most in need, and that is why we have partnered with several local organizations that work tirelessly to help the communities in our region” (quotes via Duane Bourne). VFP

To see how you can apply for home energy assistance with PLCCA, call (708) 450-3500, or click here

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