Mass Save® and MFH Collaborate on LED Fundraiser for Third Year in a Row

(Boston, MA) – Massachusetts Fallen Heroes (MFH) and the sponsors of Mass Save® – including Cape Light Compact, Eversource, National Grid, and Unitil – are working together for a third consecutive year to run an LED lighting sale that benefits Gold Star Families and returning Veterans. This year’s sale runs from June through November and offers 15-piece LED lighting kits at the discounted price of $10, with half of all proceeds going to MFH to support its programs.

The specialty kits will be available at the Mass Save booth at events throughout the state this summer and fall, as well as online. A list of events and a link for online purchases can be found at MassSave.com/MAFallenHeroes. Each kit includes 15 ENERGY STAR® certified LED lights: four 60W-equivalent LED bulbs, four 100W-equivalent LED bulbs, four 75W-equivalent LED bulbs, two 100W-equivalent 3-way LED bulbs, and one LED desk lamp. These kits are available to customers at an 87% discount as part of the Mass Save lighting program, which the Mass Save sponsors administer with the goal of making energy-efficient lighting affordable and accessible to all Massachusetts electric customers. By participating in this sale, customers can help Massachusetts move closer to its energy-efficiency goals and support local Gold Star Families and Veterans.

“Massachusetts Fallen Heroes is proud and honored to be a part of this great program with all Mass Save sponsors yet again,” says Dan Magoon, Executive Director for MFH. “We continue to honor our Fallen and support Massachusetts Gold Star Families with all funds raised from this LED lighting sale, which empower Massachusetts Veterans all while making a positive impact on the environment. Thank you Cape Light Compact, Eversource, National Grid, and Unitil.”

“We’re very pleased at how this relationship between Massachusetts Fallen Heroes and Mass Save has grown over the last three years,” says Eversource Energy Efficiency Spokesman Bill Stack. “We’ve seen and been inspired by the strong impact Massachusetts Fallen Heroes has on the community and those it serves. We’re proud to be working together on this campaign supporting local Gold Star Families and Veterans, while at the same time connecting customers to solutions for savings.”

 Over the past two years, this collaborative effort has raised nearly $55,000 for MFH programs and distributed nearly 92,000 LEDs, saving an estimated 19.7 million kWh over the lifetime of these energy-efficient bulbs. Funds generated by these sales support multiple MFH programs including a scholarship program for siblings of the fallen, the Veteran’s Edge Program, which connects local Veterans with legal, employment, medical and housing services, and annual weekend retreats for Gold Star Families that focus on supporting their wellness and fostering a sense of community.

About Massachusetts Fallen Heroes

Massachusetts Fallen Heroes began in 2010 with the goal of honoring those who sacrificed their lives while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since then, MFH has expanded its mission to provide services and programs that empower returning Veterans, assist their families, and support families of the fallen. This past May during Patriot Week, MFH re-dedicated its 9/11 memorial in the Boston Seaport district honoring Gold Star families. MFH remains committed to supporting and uniting local Veterans and their families and raising awareness of their service and sacrifice.

About Mass Save

Mass Save is a collaborative of Massachusetts’ natural gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers, including Berkshire Gas, Blackstone Gas Company, Cape Light Compact, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Eversource, Liberty Utilities, National Grid and Unitil. Working closely with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, the initiative empowers residents, businesses, and communities to make energy efficient upgrades by offering a wide range of services, rebates, incentives, trainings, and information.

Through the joint efforts of the Mass Save collaborative, Massachusetts has earned top ranking as the #1 state in the nation for energy efficiency according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

For more information about Mass Save, please visit www.masssave.com.