October 15, 2019 – As part of its celebration of Public Power Week, Public Gas Week and Customer Service Week, Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) announced that it will provide a ‘Day of Caring’ for Thames River Place on Friday, October 18.

“NPU plays a number of roles in Norwich, and among the most important is helping other organizations that are committed to meeting the needs of our community,” said Chris LaRose, General Manager of NPU. “We are very excited to lend the time and talents of our employees to Thames River Place and support the critical work that they do every day.”

Between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm on October 18, NPU employees will undertake a number of projects, both inside and outside of the facilities of Thames River Place, including repairing sidewalks, internal painting, power washing exterior siding, repairing playground apparatus, installing motion / occupancy sensors in hallways to help save on energy costs, light carpentry and remodeling, and upgrading portions of the building’s air condition system.

NPU selected Thames River Community Service as part of its ongoing commitment to the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut. NPU recently launched its fundraising campaign for 2020 with the goal of increasing employee participation by 4%. Over the past five years, NPU employees have contributed more than $135,000 to the United Way through monthly and one-time contributions.

Thames River Community Service, Inc. (TRCS) provides a safe environment and housing for families and individuals experiencing homelessness. Through support services, TRCS pursue goals for self-sufficiency and greater control over their lives by promoting family and individual wellness, empowering and developing achievable plans for successful independent living, pursuing significant employment, acquiring life skills, and learning to maintain stability.