Avista Supports Communities Through Seasonal Donations

Total giving for 2015 tops $2.7 million

SOURCE: Avista Utilities

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December 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Avista Corp. and the Avista Foundation announced 2015 seasonal giving totaling $505,000 to non-profit organizations in the company’s service territories in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska. The funds will help support programs, including food banks, energy assistance, shelter and clothing, and holiday meals. The total value of Avista’s grants and donations for 2015 is more than $2.7 million from both corporate and foundation sources.

“At this time of year, the needs are greatest for food, heat and a way for some families to celebrate the holidays. This year, in particular, with the windstorm that caused so much destruction and inconvenience, it’s important that we step up to provide assistance to those community organizations that help individuals and families most in need,” said Scott Morris, chairman, president and CEO of Avista Corp.

“Our employees and our company have a legacy of community support that dates back to the founding of our company in 1889. We invest substantially in our communities because we care about those who live in the places we all call home. It’s simply the right thing for us to do.”

Read about the organizations receiving donations and the full news release ow.ly/WcN6d

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