U.S. Energy Savings Corp. is donating $15,000 to the Red Cross and
employee donations to assist Texas based victims of Hurricane Ike.
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Sept. 26 /CNW/ -- U.S. Energy Savings Corp.
announced today that it is donating $15,000 to the American Red Cross to help
support relief efforts for Texas based victims of Hurricane Ike.
Approximately two weeks ago, when the storm hit the Texas coast, it left
a trail of devastation and destruction in its wake. Over one million residents
were forced to evacuate. Many others, particularly those living on Galveston
Island, lost their homes; some residents even lost loved ones.
According to U.S. Energy Savings Corp. CEO, Ken Hartwick, although this
tragedy took place thousands of miles from the company's corporate head office
in Ontario, Canada, it nonetheless struck close to home.
"With over 50 staff, 150 Independent Contractors and 36,000 customers
living and working in the state of Texas, our connection to the people of this
great state is a very close one," says Hartwick. "As a company, we share a
very strong sense of community, so it was natural for us to want to reach out
and help support those in need."
In addition to its corporate donation, U.S. Energy Savings Corp. has also
agreed to match, dollar for dollar, donations made by any of its over 650
employees. It has established separate websites through both the Canadian and
American Red Cross to process donations from its employees across North
"This is a very difficult time for the people of Texas. Our condolences
go out to those who have lost loved ones and to those whose lives have
otherwise been profoundly affected. It is our hope that this contribution, if
even in some small way, will help to make a difference."
About U.S. Energy Savings Corp.
U.S. Energy Savings Corp. is a member of the Energy Savings Group, one of
North America's leading electricity and natural gas retailers with offices in
Illinois, Indiana, New York and Texas in the U.S. and Alberta, British
Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec in Canada. Through its affiliates and
its parent, Energy Savings Income Fund, a publicly traded Income Trust (TSX:
SIF.UN), U.S. Energy Savings Corp. provides over one million residential,
small to mid-sized commercial and small industrial customers with the peace of
mind that comes from knowing that they are protected from energy price
For further information:
For further information: Gord Potter, Senior Vice-President, Regulatory
Affairs of U.S. Energy Savings Corp., +1-905-795-4214,
firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: http://www.usesc.com