By Anthony Capkun
July 18, 2013 – While flood levels have receded, the level of stress on Albertans is on the rise. Distress Centre has seen a 38% increase in calls, and Aspen Family and Community Network Society continues to support the city’s vulnerable populations as they struggle to recover from the ripple effects of the flood. Enter Enmax.
PHOTO: Gianna Manes, president and CEO, Enmax Corp., speaks with Global Television Calgary about the company’s efforts to help flood-affected and vulnerable Albertans.
Aspen and Distress announced a $300,000, three-year commitment from Enmax Corp. to help flood-affected and vulnerable Albertans. Enmax will work with these agencies to assist clients in times of crisis, and to identify ways to help vulnerable Albertans manage their long-term energy needs.
“This is our way to reach out to families and individuals during a time of need, and assist them in making ends meet and building life skills before their situation becomes dire,” said Gianna Manes, president and CEO, Enmax.
Enmax will provide each agency with $150,000; the money will be used in various ways, including funding toward an energy specialist for Aspen, who can assist struggling families better manage their power consumption.
“We’ve had families who helped with evacuees and, in turn, have ended up in trouble with not enough money for food, shelter and bills for themselves,” said Shirley Purves, CEO, Aspen Family and Community Network Society.