BOSTON, MA - On Sunday, February 28, Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference will donate $5,000 to the New England Grassroots Environment Fund's "Boston Grant Initiative" and participate in a "community energy rebuild" organized by the Cambridge Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) from 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Ference will be working with volunteers to weatherize a Cambridge home (94 Spring Street, Cambridge, MA 02141) by installing energy efficient light bulbs, weatherizing doors, caulking cracks and more. The weatherization sessions will end with a party from 4.p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the East End House (105 Spring Street, Cambridge, MA 02141) where Ference will present the NEGEF with a check for $5,000 and sign autographs for each of the volunteers that participated in the afternoons build.
Ference is actively involved in a number of environmental causes and chose to contribute to an organization demonstrating the ability to have a profound positive impact on the environment within the Greater Boston area. The Boston Grant Initiative awards funding to groups working at the neighborhood or city level on environmental health, environmental justice or green space initiatives in Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, and Somerville. The program began in 2004 to support local activists in the Greater Boston Area. Over the past five years, it has awarded 160 grants ranging from $500 - $10,000 to support local environmental efforts.