Brett Speight, CEO for United Way Central Alberta, says there’s been a need for Lights On program in Central Alberta for a long time. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Central Alberta families with financial challenges can apply for funding to avoid utility disconnection

Central Alberta families with financial challenges will be able to keep their lights on.

The United Way of Central Alberta announced that ENMAX has committed to providing $60,000 over two years for a new Lights On Fund. The program will provide families and individuals who are facing financial challenges with emergency funding to avoid utility disconnection.

The Lights On Fund will be available starting May 31 through United Way agency partners the Red Deer Native Friendship Society and Canadian Mental Health Association.

“At ENMAX, our mission is to power the potential of people, businesses and communities. We are pleased to collaborate with the United Way of Central Alberta in supporting the Lights On Fund” said Diana Stephenson, vice President, public Affairs. “By providing resources to people facing financial difficulties, we believe this program will make a positive impact in the community.”

“We have long known of the need for this type of program in Central Alberta. It’s great to partner with a company like ENMAX who has been working in this space for years and is willing to put funding forward to help our communities thrive.” said Brett Speight, CEO of United Way of Central Alberta.

For more information visit call 403.343.3900.

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