Just Energy Supports the Care and Share Energy Fund

Jun 14, 2010, 10:00 ET from Just Energy

SYRACUSE, New York, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A $10,000 donation from Just Energy to the Care and Share Energy Fund supports local elderly and disabled residents facing energy related emergencies. Cory Pritchett, Senior Regional Sales Distributor of Just Energy presented the check to Richard F. Blansett, Director of Public Support, American Red Cross of Central New York. Just Energy's generous donation of $10,000 provides emergency heating assistance to over 40 families across New York State.

"On behalf of Just Energy, we're very proud to support the local community through the important work and services offered by the Care and Share Energy Fund," said Ken Hartwick, President and CEO of Just Energy. "We are especially proud to donate to a non-profit organization that supports a group of individuals tackling energy related emergencies throughout the Syracuse area."

The Care and Share Energy Fund is managed by the American Red Cross. More than 30,000 upstate households have received help through the Care and Share program. Individuals and households facing difficult financial situations can always turn to the program for support and care.

"Thanks to the generosity of organizations like Just Energy, the Care and Share Energy Assistance Program provides urgently needed assistance to thousands of seniors and people with disabilities each year.  We are grateful for Just Energy's support of this vital service," said Marci Henderson, Regional CEO, American Red Cross of Central New York.

The program serves households in which a member is 60 or older, or is disabled and receiving Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability, or is experiencing a medical emergency.

The Care and Share program is a resource of "last resort" after all other means of assistance have been exhausted.  Funding for the Care and Share program is provided in large part from energy industry corporations (like Just Energy).

About Just Energy:

Just Energy is one of North America's leading electricity and natural gas retailers with offices in Canada and the U.S. Through its affiliates under its parent, Just Energy Income Fund, a publicly traded Income Trust (TSX: JE.UN), Just Energy provides over 1.6 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 volatility. In addition, through National Home Services, Just Energy sells and rents high efficiency and tankless water heaters, and through its subsidiary Terra Grain Fuels, produces and sells wheat-based ethanol. Just Energy is poised to become an industry leader in providing environmentally responsible energy supply solutions to consumers across North America. To learn more about Just Energy please visit www.justenergy.com.

SOURCE Just Energy