COURTESY PHOTOThe Upper Room, a Family Resource Center in Derry, received a $2,500 grant from Eversource.  At right, Brenda Guggisberg, Upper Room executive director, accepts the donation from Elizabeth LaRocca, Community Relations Specialist with Eversource.

Eversource supports Upper Room

DERRY — The Upper Room is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $2,500 grant from Eversource, a wonderful example of how local businesses are supporting the community as sponsors of the nonprofit’s many critical programs serving individuals throughout the Greater Derry region.

“When businesses and community organizations work together to create a stronger, more vibrant community, there is sure to be a positive outcome,” said Upper Room Executive Director Brenda Guggisberg. “We are so grateful for the confidence and support coming from Eversource through the delivery of this award, and we will make the most of this contribution to support teens who are looking for mentorship and support."

Eversource’s contribution is already helping to support The Upper Room’s Community Service Learning Program, which provides projects and mentoring opportunities for area teens. Meeting the needs of the community is one way The Upper Room helps youth build positive skills that contribute to work and adult life readiness. By pairing learning with coaching and mentoring, the nonprofit nurtures strong relationships with the youth it serves and provides them with an environment that promotes their success.

“The Upper Room has a longstanding tradition of meeting the needs of our community,” said Eversource Community Relations Specialist Elizabeth LaRocca. “We are grateful for the opportunity to help advance this organization’s efforts to ensure a bright future for New Hampshire by supporting the growth and success of our young people.”

To learn more about The Upper Room, visit

Windham women honored by Girl Scouts

WINDHAM — Stephanie Gosselin and Angela Ashegh of Windham were recognized for their service to Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains at a Girl Scout bridging ceremony in May.

Gosselin was presented with the Appreciation Pin, which recognizes adults who have performed beyond the expectations of their position and have supported the council’s goals in one or more of the council’s geographic areas. Ashegh was presented with the Volunteer of Excellence Award, which recognizes volunteers who have performed beyond the expectation of their position and have supported the council’s mission deliver goals.

Gosselin serves the council, which oversees Girl Scouts in New Hampshire and Vermont, as an active troop leader, a service unit team member, and an alumna. She has been the community accounting coordinator in the Windham community for the past five years, and has often been the only team member. She has educated and trained leaders in the proper financial policies and procedures, always has all of her unit’s paperwork and reports reviewed and submitted on time, and never allows financial mistakes to get past her.

Ashegh is the leader of two troops in Windham. Both troops have led fun, educational and informative events and several service projects that benefit the community. She has organized the community camporee for five years, enabling Girl Scouts to camp and experience the great outdoors. She was also a member of the community service team as the new leader mentor. Most recently, Ashegh has been the fall product coordinator for the Windham community.

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