EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Hudson Energy Canada Corp., a subsidiary of Just Energy Group Inc, a leading competitive North American retailer of natural gas, electricity and green energy, has donated a total of $5,000 to the Edmonton, Calgary and Wood Buffalo YMCAs. The funds will benefit the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign in each chapter.
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As a major annual fund-raising initiative of the YMCA, the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign helps thousands of people every year access YMCA programs and membership. With a mandate that no one should be turned away because of inability to pay, the funds raised give children, youth and adults an opportunity to join YMCA programs designed to promote health, education and job skills. Within this positive environment, young people gain the skills that lead to better life decisions.
"We are committed to investing in the communities we serve," said Deb Merrill, President of Hudson Energy. "We are proud to support the YMCA in their effort to help people in need gain access to life enriching programs designed to improve lives and build healthier communities."
"Our partnership with Hudson Energy will help to continue the support for programs that serve a great need in our local community," said Nick Parkinson, Vice President, Asset Management and Health, Fitness and Recreation, YMCA of Edmonton. As much as 25% of YMCA children and youth are supported through gifts to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.
In addition to the charitable donation, Hudson Energy provides natural gas supply to the Edmonton, Calgary and Wood Buffalo YMCA chapters.
About YMCA of Edmonton
The YMCA of Edmonton is a charitable organization that serves people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through a variety of programs and initiatives, and encourages them to get involved in helping make their community a better place. The Post-Secondary Graduate Eco Internship Program enables post-secondary graduates from diverse backgrounds to participate in paid internships that have a focus on the environment. These internships, offered within a wide range of organizations, help young graduates learn the skills required to gain and sustain future employment.
About YMCA of Calgary
YMCA Calgary is a charitable organization dedicated to serving the community through programs and services for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. For more than 100 years, hundreds of thousands of Calgarians have been involved in YMCA. One in every four children and youth who come to YMCA Calgary are in need of financial assistance. YMCA Strong Kids helps children and youth develop self-confidence, make healthy choices, feel connected with others and learn the skills required to become the leaders of today and tomorrow. All money raised by the YMCA Strong Kids goes directly to youth. Administrative costs are covered from YMCA's operating budget; not from donations received. Visit YMCAcalgary.org for more information.
About Hudson Energy
Established in 2002, Hudson Energy specializes in providing customized index and fixed price energy products tailored to the needs of individual businesses. Serving over 150,000 facilities, Hudson Energy is an experienced and growing business-to-business supplier of electric power and natural gas commodity for markets in North America and the United Kingdom. Large and small business owners look to Hudson Energy for stability and predictability to help them control their energy costs and budget one of their most significant business expenses more effectively. Hudson Energy is a subsidiary of Just Energy Group Inc., a publicly traded company (NYSE: JE and TSX:JE) serving close to 2 million customers across North America. Visit www.hudsonenergy.net to learn more.
SOURCE: Just Energy
For further information:
Just Energy: Gord Potter, Executive Vice President, Regulatory and Legal Affairs, +1- 905-795-4214, 1-888-590-9753, firstname.lastname@example.org; or YMCA Edmonton: Edie Dixon, Annual Fund Development Director, +1-780-423-9620, email@example.com; or YMCA Calgary: Nadina Kaminer, Communications Manager, 101 3 St SW, +1-403-781-1680, firstname.lastname@example.org; or YMCA Wood Buffalo: Carolann Wright, YMCA Strong Kids Campaign Chair, +1-780-790-9622 Ext 244
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