Entegrus, local electricity distributor to 17 communities in Southwestern Ontario, announced a combined $80,000 donation to Salvation Army organizations in Chatham-Kent, St. Thomas and Strathroy this holiday season.
“The Salvation Army helps to provide food, clothing and shelter, as well as emergency funds for the most vulnerable in our community,” said Jim Hogan, President & CEO of Entegrus. “An unprecedented amount of people will be looking for assistance this year. We have allocated funds to support the organizations in our communities who support our vulnerable population.”
The Salvation Army relies on community donations this time of year to meet its growing demand for services. The current pandemic has impeded community organizations, such as the Salvation Army, who rely on in person donations with people encouraged to stay home.
“The Salvation Army has raised funds for over 125 years to meet its demand for services,” continued Hogan. “As a community focused organization, we will do what we can to help ensure a pandemic will not keep these organizations from meeting rising community needs.”
The company allocated the funds based on customer population: The Salvation Army Community and Family Services - Strathroy, will receive $11,000. The Salvation Army St. Thomas Citadel & Community Ministries will receive $23,000, and The Salvation Army Chatham-Kent Ministries will receive $46,000.
Entegrus’ customer service department is available 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday to discuss available options if customers are experiencing financial difficulties. For information on programs such as the COVID-19 Electricity Assistance Program, visit www.entegrus.com/CEAP.
Entegrus can be reached at 1-866-804-7324 (option 2 for Customer Service), or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.