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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Funding for United Way

Bruce Grey | by Manny Paiva  

Bruce Power donates 50 thousand dollars to help Winter Warmth Program.

Bruce Power and the United Way of Bruce Grey are teaming up to keep families warm.

Bruce Power has donated 50 thousand dollars to the United Way's Winter Warmth Program, which helps low income families and residents with monthly energy costs.

Executive Director Francesca Dobbyn tells Bayshore Broadcasting News they had run out of money from helping so many people so far this winter.

Dobbyn notes they have already spent 140 thousand dollars to help people pay for electricity, natural gas, propane and wood to keep their homes heated.

That is double the amount ($70,000) provided from the program last winter.

Bruce Power President and CEO Duncan Hawthorne says everyone deserves a warm home -- and he hopes their participation will help those who need it most.

Eligible recipients include low-income households who are in arrears or at risk of disconnect on their energy bills and have exhausted all other sources of financial support.


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