Caring for Each Other, Food Bank Boost

| November 14, 2014

Trilogy and Friends donate $20 K + to the Fox Creek Food Bank

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Trilogy Energy and Friends, donated $20, 575 to the Fox Creek Food Bank, collected from the proceeds from their third annual staff appreciation bbq, with Danny Hooper. Accepting the donation was treasurer of the Food Bank, (L) Cathy Wiltse from Kelly Woodrow/Trilogy Manager, Administration & Stakeholder Relations. Photo by Brandi Bedson

It is more common then we know, to live out our daily lives, paycheck to paycheck and at some point in our lives, experience rough times.

The Fox Creek Food Bank is here to help individuals or families going through rough times.  In the past, it has helped as many as 298 people and a minimum of 150 people in our community.

Every year, a different group or non-profit organization in Fox Creek benefits from Trilogy Energy’s third annual staff appreciation barbeque. This year, the Fox Creek Food Bank was chosen to be the lucky recipients of the funds raised from the live and silent auction, held on Oct. 22.

Special guest performer was Danny Hooper. Together with the attendees and supporting companies, Hooper was instrumental in helping to raise the outstanding funds of $20, 575.

“It’s absolutely amazing!” said Kelly Woodrow, Trilogy Energy Manager, Administration and Stakeholder Relations, regarding the amount of funds raised.

A total of $11,975 of the $20, 575 was raised by Trilogy employees from the auction and raffles. Additional companies contributing were: Dynamic Directional Drilling, McElanney Land Surveys Ltd., Apex Distribution Inc., R/T Rentals Inc., RBW Waste Management Ltd., Precision Drilling, Newalta, Ensign/Rockwell Servicing, Command Energy Rentals Ltd., STEP Energy Services, S & T Production Testing Ltd., Pason Systems Corp., 161539 Alberta Ltd. and Energy Navigator Inc.

“Thank you so much, it’s an amazing donation!” said Cathy Wiltse, treasurer of the Food Bank.

“We were flabbergasted. It is overwhelming. We are so fortunate, this town has phenomenal support from companies and people, in so many ways.” said Susan Raiwet, a Food Bank board member.

Raiwet explained those in need can access the Food Bank four times a year, then a meeting is set up afterwards with the director to assist where needed.

“We try to help, but we are not here to enable, we are here for rough times, because everyone goes through rough times,” she added.

The Food Bank prepares hampers every Tuesday and Thursdays at the Community Resource Centre and work closely with the Lion’s Club every year for Santa’s Anonymous.

The recent outstanding donation will be spread out as the board decides in the future. They are brainstorming a variety of potential different ideas, possibly including: the Apple for Kids program, a breakfast program and youth cooking program.

The Food Bank’s wish list is: alpa-getti, pancake mix, pancake syrup, cereal, past/past sauce, sugar, coffee, canned stew, cheese whiz, rice, peanut butter, tuna, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned meat and brown beans.

For more information on the Food Bank, you can contact the Community Resource Centre, 622-3758.

Danny Hooper is a Page 6 columnist at the Edmonton Sun, writing a mix of humorous stories, charity and business profiles, gossip, and good old-fashioned BS. Born in Edmonton, his background is in the entertainment business as a recording artist, professional Master of Ceremonies, motivational speaker, and fundraising auctioneer.

Performing at over 100 special events each year keeps Danny connected to the community. He is the former co-host of the 790 CFCW Morning Show, a position that earned he and partner Sharon Mallon a CCMA ‘Major Market Radio Personalities Of The Year’ Award. (Source: http://www.edmontonsun.com/author/danny-hooper).

Trilogy Energy Cares – helping to build the foundations of community and ensuring that those living in it have the opportunities and services that enhance their lives is an important part of how Trilogy operates.  Trilogy is proud to support the communities our employees live in and support the causes that impact those communities..

For Trilogy, giving comes by way of financial support but also by way of service. Trilogy employees volunteer their time to charitable organization in both Calgary and Fox Creek, Alberta.  Some of the charities that benefitted from these services were: Soup Sisters, Ronald McDonald House, The Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank, Fox Creek Santa’s Anonymous, the Fox Creek Hospital Society and the Scouts. (Source: http://www.trilogyenergy.com/) .

 

 

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