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January 12, 2009
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Province Recognizes Community Spirit of P.E.I. Petroleum Marketer’s Association

Social Services and Seniors

The Minister of Social Services and Seniors today congratulated the P.E.I. Petroleum Marketer’s Association for donating 11,700 litres of oil to the Salvation Army Fuel Program and for being a strong community player.

The Petroleum Marketer’s Association represents the home heating oil retail sector on Prince Edward Island, including most companies that sell and deliver home heating oil in the province.

The association announced that its member businesses had donated a total of 11,700 litres of oil to the Salvation Army Fuel Program, which offers emergency assistance to low-income families who need help heating their homes.

Fuel delivery people will also distribute application forms for the fuel program, as well as copies of the province’s new pamphlet, Energy Savings Programs For Islanders, to their clients. The pamphlet outlines a number of government programs that can help Islanders make their homes more energy-efficient.

Social Services and Seniors Minister Doug Currie congratulated the Petroleum Marketer’s Association for demonstrating community spirit and generosity.

“Back in December, when my Department of Social Services and Seniors made a $200,000 donation to the Salvation Army Fuel Program, I tried to emphasize that the entire Island community has a role to play in keeping our friends and neighbours warm this winter,” said Minister Currie.

“The Petroleum Marketer’s Association stands apart as a role model for all Island businesses and individuals who may be able to make a contribution to the fuel program. I congratulate and sincerely thank them for their support,” he said.

For more information on the Salvation Army Fuel Program, contact its Charlottetown office at (902) 892-8870 or in Summerside at (902) 888-3870.

Media Contact: Stefanie Arduini
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