February 19, 2019

Contact: Catherine Welker:, (413)-584-1300 x122

Local businesses choose to power their values, support Monte’s Cancer Connection Campout

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,” says Todd Ford, executive director, HCG. “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 Old Courthouse from Wednesday, February 27th through Thursday, February 28th, 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,” says 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, who 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,” says Beverly L. Herbert, executive director, 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 their fundraising efforts around Monte’s Campout.

Local businesses are already participating. “Switching to Hampshire Power was a simple choice,” says Maura Glennon, owner, Florence Pie Bar. “Getting electricity from a local supplier, while donating to Cancer Connection allows us to put our money back into the local community.”

For more information, or to receive a free custom quote, please visit Increase your impact by donating directly to the Cancer Connection Campout at

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HCG supports communities by empowering local, sustainable and efficient economies. HCG’s Hampshire Power provides electricity services, including green and locally produced electricity. Every cent HCG earns goes back to supporting the communities of Western Massachusetts. HCG is funded by its own revenue and grants.