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Dead River Company

Dead River Company

February 21, 2011 12:00 ET

Media Alert/Photo Opportunity: Dead River Company and United Way of Greater Portland Announce Share the Warmth Fundraising Campaign for Fuel Assistance

Dead River Company to Match Every Dollar Collected From Individuals and Businesses, up to $100,000

PORTLAND, ME--(Marketwire - February 21, 2011) -

Dead River Company and United Way of Greater Portland will announce the roll out of Share the Warmth, a philanthropic giving platform of Dead River Company, aimed at raising funds for fuel assistance across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The fundraising initiative is targeted at individuals and businesses and Dead River Company will match every dollar collected, up to $100,000. All donations will be collected and distributed by United Way of Greater Portland to agencies that provide fuel assistance in the three states. Donations can be made online or through checks. Individuals in need of information about fuel assistance should call 2-1-1.

Throughout Northern New England, the challenging economic environment together with a particularly cold winter have hit families and individuals hard, leaving many struggling to pay their fuel bills. In Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont about 1 in 10 households need fuel assistance. Despite some warmer temperatures, the need for fuel assistance remains -- especially with several months of cold weather still ahead and depleting fuel assistance funds.

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011
10:30 a.m.

Robert Moore, president & CEO, Dead River Company
Suzanne McCormick, president & CEO, United Way of Greater Portland
Cheryl Leeman, Representative for Senator Olympia Snowe
Jennifer Rice, Representative for Senator Susan Collins

Dead River Company Scarborough Office
73 Pleasant Hill Road
Scarborough, ME 04070

About Dead River Company
Founded in 1909 by Charles Hutchins, Dead River Company originated in the forest products industry, along the banks of the Dead River, from which the company took its name. Today, Dead River Company is one of the largest distributors of petroleum products in Northern New England. The company's offerings include a variety of petroleum products on both the wholesale and retail levels, including home heating oil, propane, kerosene, diesel fuel and gasoline. Energy professionals provide 24-hour emergency response service, as well as energy-efficient heating system design, installation and maintenance to help meet customers' fuel conservation goals. Dead River Company also operates a chain of convenience stores in Maine. The company's Dead River Properties division is actively engaged in commercial real estate, developing, owning and managing a large portfolio of properties from Maine to Florida. For more information, visit

About United Way of Greater Portland
United Way has been serving the needs of the Greater Portland community for over 80 years. The organization is working to achieve community-wide change by improving the education, income and health of Greater Portland residents and is working together with corporate and community partners to engage the community in meeting the needs of our neighbors.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Belinda Donovan
    CD&M Communications
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    Lisa Morrissette
    Dead River Company
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    Mary Beltrante
    United Way of Greater Portland
    207- 874-1000, x2309
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