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Local Residents in Need to Benefit from Just Energy Thanksgiving Donations

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Local Residents in Need to Benefit from Just Energy Thanksgiving Donations09:00 EST Wednesday, November 23, 2011YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanksgiving will be more complete for some local residents thanks to a generous donation by Just Energy, one of the leading electric and gas retailers in North America.This week, a total of 50 turkeys, approximately 650 lbs., were donated to three local nonprofits who serve communities in need: My Sisters' Place, a comprehensive domestic violence agency providing shelter, legal services, education and prevention programs; Greyston Health Services, a comprehensive provider of HIV health care and Meals on Wheels of Cortland County. Both My Sisters' Place and Greyston Health Services serve Westchester County. "This Thanksgiving donation is one of our largest," said Lauren Kahn, Development Coordinator of My Sisters' Place. "We are grateful to Just Energy for their generous donation and for their support for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.""Greyston Foundation is thankful for the assistance provided by Just Energy," said Steven Brown, President and CEO. "Part of our mission is to enable our members to achieve medical, social and personal stability. Thanks to donations from companies like Just Energy, we can better support that mission."Many Just Energy representatives contributed time and expense toward the donations, but one person in particular, Patrick Gilliland, led the donation drive and expanded its reach from last year. A resident of Cortland County, Gilliland has been working with Just Energy for three years and is active in supporting his community. "Organizations like the ones we are partnering with are ones I knew growing up," said Gilliland. "These organizations provide valuable social services, but they need support from their local communities. I'm proud to give them my time and thankful Just Energy could make a small difference for the good work they do." About Just EnergyJust Energy is one of North America's leading electricity and natural gas retailers with offices in Canada and the U.S. Through its affiliates under its parent, Just Energy Income Fund, a publicly traded Income Trust (TSX: JE.UN), Just Energy provides over 1.6 million residential, small to mid-sized commercial and small industrial customers with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they are protected from energy price volatility. In addition, through its subsidiary National Home Services, Just Energy sells and rents high efficiency and tankless water heaters, and through its subsidiary TerraGrain Fuels, produces and sells wheat-based ethanol. Just Energy is poised to become an industry leader in providing environmentally responsible energy supply solutions to consumers across North America. Visit Just Energy at www.justenergy.com.SOURCE Just EnergyFor further information: Gord Potter, Executive Vice President, Regulatory & Legal Affairs of Just Energy, +1-905-795-4214, gpotter@energysavings.com