Resources for Good: 17,720 lbs. of Food Donated to Families in Need During Holidays

Resources for Good: 17,720 lbs. of Food Donated to Families in Need During Holidays

Canadian natural resources for good - part 6

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Canada's natural resources sector supports Canadian communities by providing millions of jobs and generating tens of billions of dollars in government revenues each year. In many instances, these companies make financial donations and commit to volunteerships that have an incredibly positive impact on our communities and families therein.

In part six of our Resources for Good series, we feature three examples of various resource sector companies that have contributed to Canadians' welfare across the country. Also see:

Inter Pipeline donates 17,720 lbs of food + volunteer time to support families in need

inter pipeline donates 17,720 pounds of food and raises $44,000 for families in need during 2021 holidays

(December 2021) - Inter Pipeline was busy giving back to Canadian communities this holiday season with a food drive initiative to support those in need. The Bonnyville, Brooks, Calgary, Fort McMurray and Heartland locations raised a whopping 17,720 lbs. of food and $2,454 for food banks across Calgary, Fort Saskatchewan, Stettler and Strathcona.

Inter Pipeline staff in Brooks volunteered at the Brooks Turkey Drive, which purchased and donated 1,765 turkeys for families in need. Meanwhile, more employees volunteered for the Scotia Bank: Smiles for Christmas silent auction. Altogether, $44,800 was raised for the local food bank, which included a $10,000 donation from Inter Pipeline.

It doesn't stop there, though! Inter Pipeline's Community Investment Committee donated a whopping $33,700 to 14 local food banks to ensure community members would have greater access to support during the holiday season.

Enbridge donates 1,000+ lifesaving fire & carbon monoxide alarms

Enbridge Gas donates 1,008 smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to families in need december 2021

(December 2021) - Enbridge Gas, Toronto Fire Services (TFS), and the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council announced a joint initiative late last year to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero.

Enbridge Gas donated 1,008 lifesaving fire and carbon monoxide alarms towards the cause as part of the collaboration. Some of these devices were gifted to Community Centre 55, an organization that helps Toronto families living in the East End.

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms help people escape safely from exposure to toxic fumes. If you're not familiar with carbon monoxide, the dangerous gas is a leading cause of unintentional poisoning deaths in Canada.

"This donation program will provide smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to many families who need these life-saving devices in their homes. Coupled with a practiced home escape plan, they will have the necessary protection they require to stay safe this holiday season," said Matthew Pegg, Toronto Fire Chief and General Manager.

LNG Canada donates $50,000 to support communities impacted by B.C. floods

(November 2021) - LNG Canada has once again shown its support to communities impacted by the floods in British Columbia by donating $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross. The money will assist the foundation in helping those in post-flood areas which still require humanitarian and financial support.

"This has been a very difficult time for British Columbians impacted by severe weather events and flooding, and our thoughts are with those who have suffered losses and who are dealing with the aftermath," says Peter Zebedee, LNG Canada's Chief Executive Officer.

"As an organization with deep roots in communities across B.C., we want to lend our support. The strong response from our first responders, relief organizations, regional authorities and community members demonstrates once again the resilience and determination that define this province and its people," he continued.

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Every Canadian can and should be proud of the positive effect that the natural resource sectors – oil and gas, agriculture, mining, forestry, aquaculture – have on our local communities. So let's support our resource workers, just like they support us!

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