When trouble strikes, the American Red Cross (ARC) is there to help, providing vital emergency response services. Unitil is proud of our ongoing partnership with American Red Cross Chapters in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine. Our mutual goal is to help each other strengthen our commitment to community safety by improving communications, providing efficient emergency response and being more proactive in our preparation efforts. By working together, we can better serve the people who depend on us when emergencies arise.

Our partnership focuses on these key areas: 

  • Public outreach and preparedness communication – joint public service announcements, press releases, media interviews and municipal coordination during major events to help reach the affected public with preparedness, safety and restoration information.
  • Reciprocal training – ARC volunteers and Unitil employees have received reciprocal safety training for downed wires, disaster preparedness, adult CPR/AED and first aid training
  • Volunteer opportunities – Unitil employees and customers are encouraged to support various volunteer efforts and projects at the Red Cross’s offices and in local communities on an ongoing basis
  • Local Heroes breakfasts – Unitil serves as a prominent sponsor of these signature events in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts during which the American Red Cross honors local heroes who have shown courage, kindness, and unselfish character through their acts of heroism in the communities served by their local chapter


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Media Inquiries

Unitil Inquiries:   

Alec O'Meara

Media Relations Manager
Unitil Corporation

Tel: 603-773-6404

Mobile: 603-998-9095


ARC NH Inquiries: 

Lloyd Ziel

Chief Communications Officer 
American Red Cross - New Hampshire/ Vermont 

Tel: 603-540-0788


ARC MA Inquiries:

Jessica Emond

Director of Communications 
American Red Cross of Massachusetts

Tel: 617-274-5230


ARC ME Inquiries:

John Lamb

Regional Director of Communications & Government Relations
American Red Cross of Maine

Tel: 207-523-5124



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