DETROIT, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For thousands of Michigan families, home is no escape from the harshness of winter. Having to choose between heating their home, or feeding their children, is a reality for many.
To help those in need, The Heat and Warmth Fund ("THAW"), a leading provider of utility assistance for Michigan, held its 8th annual WWJ Winter Survival Radiothon on Friday, Jan. 28 and Saturday, Jan. 29.
In response, Just Energy stepped up in support of THAW by graciously contributing $5,000 during the Radiothon's "triple match hour."
"I'm very proud of the financial assistance that we continue to provide to the communities that we serve," said Ken Hartwick, President and CEO of Just Energy. "The Winter Survival Radiothon is a testament to THAW's commitment to help those in need and to building stronger communities."
"Just Energy's generous donation to THAW will make an immediate difference in the lives of those who are facing very difficult situations this winter. Every donation to THAW allows us to bridge the gap for people and families who are suffering," said Susan Sherer, CEO of THAW.
Since 1985, THAW, an independent non-profit organization, has provided $90 million in utility assistance to nearly 150,000 Michigan residents. THAW's assistance goes far beyond solving an immediate financial crisis. THAW works with recipients and utilities to help set up sustainable payment plans and make homes more efficient to lower energy bills in the future.
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 Group Inc, a publicly traded corporation (TSX: JE), Just Energy provides more than 1.8 million residential, 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