Many thanks to our employees, retirees and family members who collected $14,600 and 20,000 pounds of food valued at $50,000 at the Downtown St. John's Christmas Parade this year. In the past 22 years, we've collected $235,950 in cash and approximately 421,000 pounds of food valued at $923,500 at the Annual Downtown St. John's Christmas Parade with a total value of almost $1.2 million.
We were very happy to present Eg Walters from the Community Food Sharing Association with our $15,000 matching donation. That's $30,000 to help those in need this holiday season! We also presented the food collected during our food drive - another 2,500 pounds of food valued at just over $6,000.
Employees Shane Ryan, Craig Vey, Travis Martin, along with Eg Walters and Tony Trickett with the Community Food Sharing Association, joined Gary Murray, President and CEO, to present our donation and the food we collected. Giving back feels good!
We have partnered with The Salvation Army on many worthwhile campaigns over the years to assist them with the great work they do in our communities. In the spirit of giving back, we helped kicked off their Christmas Kettle Campaign with a gift of $2,500. We know this year continues to be especially difficult for the people of the province and our support will assist The Salvation Army in ensuring that more individuals and families have hope during this holiday season.
On behalf of our employees, retirees and customers, Gary Murray, President and CEO, announced a $100,000 Power of Life donation to improve the Family Room and three Patient Rooms on Unit 4 North A of the Health Sciences Centre. This significant gift will assist the Health Care Foundation to renovate and upgrade the Family and Patient Rooms to provide much needed comfort to patients and their families while undergoing acute care during hospitalization for cancer treatment. Check out our Employee Gift Announcement Video.Gift Announcement Video
By celebrating Pride we celebrate inclusion and diversity. We are proud of our employees who are committed to supporting a safe, respectful and inclusive workplace where everyone can feel comfortable being who they are.
When the winter winds blow, a warm coat, a warm hat, and warm mittens mean so much. We were so happy to support the VOCM Cares Foundation Coats for Kids program again this year, just like we have for almost 20 years. Our employees across the province continue to show how much they care by embracing the spirit of giving back to the communities where they live and work. Many thanks for helping keep children warm this winter.
As one of the founding partners for the Canadian Blood Services’ Partners for Life program in Newfoundland and Labrador, we have pledged to make 200 blood donations a year. The generosity of our employees and their families to give the gift of life is inspiring. We’re excited that we reached our goal of 200 blood donations in 2020, making us the top Partner for Life in Newfoundland again this year. Thank you to everyone who gives this life saving gift!Visit Canadian Blood Services
For over 30 years, Newfoundland Power has partnered with fire departments throughout the province to deliver firefighter electrical safety training. We also partner with the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services through our support of the Learn Not to Burn fire safety curriculum for elementary schools.Visit NL Fire Services
The 15th annual Motorcycle Ride for Dad began from our Kenmount Road parking lot on September 25. It was a tremendous success with over 100 motorcycles participating. Approximately $55,000 was raised from pledges and corporate sponsorships. To date, the ride has raised approximately $1.9 million to fight prostate cancer in this province.