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Hampshire Power Supports Monte’s Cancer Connection Campout

NORTHAMPTON — Hampshire Power is once again supporting Monte’s Cancer Connection Campout by facilitating donations to the Cancer Connection for every new contract signed with the local electricity supplier.

“Monte’s Cancer Connection Campout exemplifies how a community can come together to do good,” said Todd Ford, executive director of the Hampshire Council of Governments (HCG), which manages Hampshire Power. “Hampshire Power is proud to be a part of that community and help power the values of our customers.”

Hosted by 93.9 the River, Monte’s Campout is taking place on the grounds of the HCG-owned Old Courthouse in Northampton today and tomorrow, Feb. 27 and 28, to raise money to support the Cancer Connection.

“HCG generously allows us to use their lawn for the event. The campout wouldn’t be nearly as successful without the use of this location,” said Monte Belmonte. “And for them to give more through Hampshire Power is exceedingly generous. Also, they let us drink and set things on fire.”

Cancer Connection is a local nonprofit that relies solely on independent donations to provide free services to those diagnosed with cancer, their family members, and caregivers. Donations go directly to facilitating the free programs and services Cancer Connection provides to the community.

“Cancer Connection welcomes Hampshire Power’s customers’ commitment to the community,” said Beverly Herbert, executive director of Cancer Connection. “Donations ensure that everyone in our community has access to the strength and hope that our free services offer them along their cancer journey.”

With every signed energy contract, Hampshire Power offers customers a rebate of up to $75. During the months of February and March, new customers can have their rebates donated to Cancer Connection to enhance fundraising efforts around Monte’s Campout.