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Chugach donates hundreds of turkeys to charity

Chugach Electric Association is continuing its tradition of bringing holiday cheer to Anchorage families by donating 450 turkeys to 10 local non-profits. The holiday turkey delivery will occur the week of December 9 as part of an annual tradition.

This is the 18th year Chugach has donated turkeys to local non-profits to help fill the need for holiday meals and food baskets throughout the local area. The turkeys are purchased from Carrs/Safeway and distributed to the charities.

“Concern for community is one of the principles of a member-owned cooperative,” said Chugach CEO Lee Thibert. “We are happy to be able to continue this tradition of giving back and helping others over the holidays.”

The organizations receiving the turkeys include:

  • Anchorage Rescue Mission
  • Bean’s Café
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Brother Francis Shelter
  • Covenant House
  • Food Bank of Alaska
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • St. Francis House
  • Salvation Army/McKinnell House

New Apple tree for Abbott Loop students

Abbott Loop Elementary School is the site of this year’s Tree Line USA tree planting. In a partnership between Chugach and  Carlos Tree Service, a tree is planted every year at a local school. It’s part of Chugach’s participation as a designated Tree Line USA utility.

The Tree Line USA program recognizes utilities who support community forests, and also properly maintain trees in the right-of-way to increase safety and reliability. The tree planted at Abbott Loop is a Haralson Apple tree.

Breakfast with Champions

Chugach employees

Chugach Electric employees were proud to be a part of the Special Olympics Alaska recent Breakfast with Champions. Breakfast with Champions is an inspirational event that brings together community leaders, corporate executives, Special Olympics athletes, families, volunteers and supporters to honor the accomplishments of Special Olympics athletes and to showcase the benefits provided by Special Olympics at the state-of-the-art Special Olympics Alaska Jim Balamaci Training Center.

Showing appreciation for local military members

Chugach is a proud member of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and was pleased to participate again this year in Military Appreciation Week. We hosted a table and shared it with local military members at the annual Military Appreciation Luncheon. Anchorage’s military members and their families are a huge benefit to our community, and we were pleased to celebrate them at the luncheon.