Enbridge Gas “fuels” Emergency Support Services in Dufferin County

Enbridge Gas may be best known for keeping us warm in the winter and cool in the summer, but thanks to a $10,000 donation to Dufferin Community Foundation (DCF), they are also energizing emergency support services across our county.

Biké Balkanci, Director of GTA West & Niagara Operations, and her colleague Ryan Werenich, Manager Operations, presented the gift as part of its Fuelling Futures program.

“At Enbridge, contributing to the health and safety of the communities we serve is a core company value,” said Biké Balkanci, Regional Director for GTA West and Niagara, Enbridge. “That’s why we are so pleased to support the Dufferin Community Foundation’s Emergency Fund and the important work they do to make our communities safer places to live.”

Early in the pandemic, when charitable events were cancelled, Enbridge decided to direct those monies to programs affected by the pandemic instead. They reached out to municipalities including the Town of Mono, which referred the company to DCF.

“We were already administering emergency funds to local charities and nonprofits through the pandemic, so it was a perfect fit,” said Debbi Goss, who was DCF’s General Manager at the time. DCF had gained extensive knowledge of our community’s emergency programs through distributing grants from DCF’s Dufferin Emergency Support Fund (DESF) and the federal Emergency Community Support Fund.

The Enbridge gift will be used to give out grants to local programs over the winter through the DESF. Watch for more news on the grant application process in the new year.

Enbridge Gas representatives Biké Balkanci and Ryan Werenich present a cheque for $10,000 to Dufferin Community Foundation’s Gord Gallaugher, Michele Fisher and Debbi Goss as part of its Fuelling Futures program.

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