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“Albertans continue to come together in many different ways to support each other and their communities during this challenging time. Last week, UTILITYnet announced its Utility Deferral Program which will assist all customers under our umbrella that are experiencing financial hardship as a direct results of COVID-19.
In addition to the deferral program, the local Energy Marketers in our network are going above and beyond their typical community initiatives to give back to the places they live and work.
In Part 1 of our blog series, we shared stories of how Camrose Energy was supporting other local businesses and how Mountain View Power has been coordinating efforts to 3D print face shields and ear guards for healthcare professionals in the County of Mountain View.
In Part 2 of our blog series, we are sharing even more good news stories about how our network is supporting Albertans. Here are more great reasons to shop locally and support businesses who are investing in Alberta.
Get Energy – A Creative Way to Stay Connected
Get Energy, owned by Malcolm and Jenelle Setter, has been operating in Fort McMurray for five years. In that time, they have established themselves as influential community members, taking part in community events and donating to several charities in the Wood Buffalo area.
“I believe we have a social responsibility as a company to try and leave things better than we found them,” said Malcolm. “This is where we work, live and play, and giving back is our way of saying thank you to our customers.”
Aside from their ongoing financial support of organizations such as the Fort McMurray Boys and Girls Club, Waypoints Community Services Associate, Fort City Church, and the McMurray Gospel Assembly, Malcolm and Jenelle have come up with a unique way to support Albertans who may be feeling isolated because of recent social distancing requirements.
It’s called the “Ask Us Anything” campaign, where Albertans in the Wood Buffalo area and across the province can text questions to Get Energy at (780) 665-4771.
Albertans are encouraged to text Get Energy whatever they like. If they are just looking for a friendly text to brighten their day, want to chat back and forth about what’s best on Netflix, or are wondering what restaurants are still open in their neighbourhood, Get Energy is ready to help.
“We know there are lots of questions and uncertainties right now, and we are being bombarded with information from so many sources,” said Malcolm. “We thought, what if we could help get some of the information out to our community, but rather than send out another mass email, we would tailor it to just what people want to know.”
“No question is too hard, and if we can’t find an answer, we will at least point that person to someone who can.”
At a time where some Albertans are feeling socially isolated, this text line may be a small way to feel a little more connected.”