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In the Community

Chugach supports healthy hearts

Chugach was proud to support the 2020 Anchorage Go Red Luncheon. The event is a key fundraiser in local communities for the American Heart Association.  It focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke in both men and women by promoting healthy lifestyles, building awareness and raising money for research and education. Chugach employees have a long-time commitment to the mission of raising awareness and promoting healthy hearts

Sharing ways to save

Chugach energy efficiency expert Kate Ayers was recently featured on KTUU Channel 2 News for National Cut Your Energy Costs Day. Each year, on Jan. 10, consumers are urged to explore their options for reducing energy costs at home and at work. Kate shared tips for easy ways to cut costs and use energy more efficiently. You can see the story on the KTUU website: https://bit.ly/377DrB2.

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
  • AWAIC
  • 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.