THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Hydro has made a donation to the Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA) while announcing details of its latest conservation program geared at giving local homes a helping hand. Thunder Bay Hydro crews presented RFDA representatives with 200 bags filled with canned goods along with information on the saveONenergy HOME ASSISTANCE Program.
Tim Wilson, Vice-President of Customer & Information Systems of Thunder Bay Hydro, says; “Fall is a season to think of others and while we aim to give back year round, Thanksgiving is the ultimate time to find ways to help. Like the RFDA, Thunder Bay Hydro believes in creating better lifestyles for people and families in the community. The HOME ASSISTANCE Program offers ways to help reduce energy at home making it easier to manage costs and improve home comfort.”
The HOME ASSISTANCE Program is geared toward helping homeowners and tenants make their homes more energy efficient. Those that qualify, work with Thunder Bay Hydro to find smart and simple ways to significantly improve energy efficiency through the installation of energy-saving light bulbs, low-flow showerheads, energy-efficient refrigerators and other appliances. The HOME ASSISTANCE expert will also give you advice about how you can save energy, and make sure you know how to use your new energy saving upgrades correctly. Eligibility for this program depends on total household income.
“Thunder Bay Hydro is also happy to respond to the need for donations at the Thunder Bay Regional Food Distribution Association;” continues Wilson. “Our employees came together to make this donation possible. As it is a very difficult time of year to keep up with the demand, it’s important to recognize that we all have the ability to donate our time and our resources to be part of neighbours helping neighbours.”
“Recently, our warehouse was the emptiest it’s ever been and it’s been a struggle meeting the needs of our food banks and their clients;” explains Volker Kromm, Executive Director of RFDA. “This donation from Thunder Bay Hydro comes at a much-needed time for us. We are grateful for their support.”
The RFDA supports 9000 people in Thunder Bay for a total of 14,000 people in the surrounding region. 38% of those provided with support are children. For further information on the Thunder Bay Hydro saveONenergy HOME ASSISTANCE Program please contact 1-855-591-0877 or visit greensaver.org/homeassistance.