Husky Energy Provides Update on Support of Flood Relief Efforts
When flood waters hit Southern Alberta in June, Husky Energy made a $1 million commitment to support response and relief efforts. To assist with immediate relief efforts, $250,000 was directed to the Canadian Red Cross.
Since that time, Husky has consulted with many organizations working on the ground and distributed the remaining $750,000 to help some of the hardest hit communities recover and rebuild.
“While the road to recovery will be a long one, so many have pitched in by volunteering or providing financial support to get people back on their feet,” said CEO Asim Ghosh. “Husky’s contribution is one piece of an outstanding community effort to take care of our neighbours.”
The organizations that have received donations from Husky are summarized below:
Calgary and surrounding area
YWCA - Funds were used to assist in running two women’s shelters (Mary Dover House and Sheriff King Home) which were both evacuated during the flood.
Drop-In Centre - Support helped replace donations that were lost in the flood.
Calgary Food Bank - Donation was used to replenish food supplies severely depleted by flood associated demand.
Calgary Foundation’s Flood Rebuilding Fund - supports qualified applicants in long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts across Calgary and the hardest hit areas of Canmore, High River, and surrounding First Nation reserves.
Salvation Army - the Salvation Army’s Disaster Assistance Centre has been coordinating support for local residents impacted by the flood.
Siksika First Nation - Funding was used to assist the community with the conversion of a local Quonset to a storage facility and food bank for families in the area. The Quonset meets an immediate need, but will also serve as an important piece of community infrastructure in the long-term.
Stoney Nakoda First Nation - Donation is assisting the Stoney Nakoda Food Bank purchase food as well as the construction of a walk-in refrigeration room and a safe storage facility for its fuel and forklift truck.
Canmore/Banff/MD of Bighorn (Exshaw, Dead Man’s Flats, Lac de Arcs)
Bow Valley Food Bank - Funds helped replenish supplies depleted by flood associated demand. Similar to the Calgary Food Bank, the Bow Valley Food Bank saw a dramatic increase in demand as a result of the floods.
Banff Community Foundation’s After the Flood, Matters of the Heart Fund - Addressing ongoing needs of impacted residents of the Bow Valley region in partnership with local agencies.
Drumheller and surrounding areas
Salvation Army - The Salvation Army has been coordinating support to local agencies helping to address needs of impacted residents in the surrounding areas.
Sundre/Rocky Mountain House/Kananaskis
United Way of Central Alberta - Funding was used to address immediate needs through local food banks, supplying personal hygiene items, and sourcing temporary housing for impacted residents.
Greater Bragg Creek Trail Association - Support will be used to recover and rebuild the trail systems along the Elbow River.
United Way of Southern Alberta - Donation used to help address immediate needs through local food banks, supplying personal hygiene items, and sourcing temporary housing for impacted residents.