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National Grid to commit $500,000 to families in New York, Mass., R.I. impacted by COVID-19

Posted at 9:43 AM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 09:43:48-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — National Grid says it plans on committing $500,000 to families impacted by COVID-19 in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

"We are committed to helping our customers through the difficult times and unchartered challenges associated with this pandemic," said Badar Khan, National Grid’s Interim U.S. President. “We recognize this is an unprecedented and rapidly changing situation. We want to do our part to look out for our customers and protect the communities where we live and serve.”

There are 20 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Erie County, along with cases in Allegany, Genesee, Niagara, and Wyoming counties.