Goderich, ON (December 18, 2020): Together with the Esso™ Community Program, McDougall Energy Inc. and Edward Fuels (a Division of McDougall Energy) have donated $25,000 toward four local organizations supporting individuals and families over the holidays. Donations will go directly to Kincardine and District Ministerial Food Bank, Walkerton and District Food Bank and Gift Program, Goderich Salvation Army, and Huron Perth Christmas Bureau.
“These organizations are pillars in the community for so many individuals and families who are in need year-round, and they go above and beyond at Christmas to help bring joy and unite families during the holidays,” said Don Edward, General Manager, Edward Fuels (a Division of McDougall Energy). “Edward Fuels is proud of our roots in Goderich and nearby communities since 1945, and together with McDougall Energy, we’re grateful for the opportunity to give back where we live.”
By providing essential services such as food banks, Christmas hampers, gifts for Christmas, emergency accommodation and so much more, these organizations are vital to local families and individuals. With the help of many volunteers, community support and generous donations, they help provide comfort to people of all ages and ease any burden caused by additional financial stress during this time of year.
“This has been a very challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we want to help brighten up the holidays for those who receive Christmas Cheer in the communities we serve, and where our customers and employees live,” said Darren McDougall, President, McDougall Energy. “McDougall Energy is built on the support of our customers, and we are committed to giving back to our communities through our Community Investment Program.”
Dianne Waram, Manager of the Walkerton & District Food Bank:
- “The Walkerton and District Food Bank is grateful for the generosity of McDougall Energy and Edward Fuels, which will go a long way to support our Christmas Hamper and Gifts program. Their support will help us provide food and gifts to those in need living in the communities we serve throughout the holiday season.”
Lieutenant Angela Kerr, Salvation Army Goderich:
- “This year, we have seen a significant increase in need within our community. Without the support of donors and partners such as McDougall Energy and Edward Fuels, we could not continue to meet the growing need we are seeing as individuals and families seek support from our Community and Family Services.”
Trish Harris, Volunteer Coordinator, Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society Christmas Bureau:
- “The Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society is extremely thankful for the generosity of McDougall Energy and Edward Fuels. Their support will help approximately 500 Huron County families experience a positive Christmas this year.”
Nancy Dawson and Pat Stewart, Coordinators with Kincardine & District Ministerial Food Bank:
- “At the Kincardine and District Food Bank, we welcome all persons in need of food and personal items year-round, and the holidays can be a challenging time of year for many people. We are thankful for this donation that will help fill the Food Bank shelves and bring Christmas cheer to our community.”
About McDougall Energy Inc.
McDougall Energy Inc. is a privately-owned Canadian family business that has been serving households, businesses, motorists and wholesale energy customers since 1949. The company is a trusted distributor and marketer of propane, Esso™ heating oil, Esso Diesel Efficient™ and Esso Synergy™ fuel products, and Mobil™ lubricants. McDougall Energy owns a network of Esso and Shell™ branded retail stations and its own proprietary Pump retail brand. McDougall Energy’s business solutions include bulk delivered fuels, lubricants and specialty fluids; wheel-to-wheel and into-equipment refuelling; and access to the coast-to-coast Esso Commercial Cardlock™ network. McDougall Energy has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies consistently since 2011. Learn more at www.mcdougallenergy.com.
About Edward Fuels, a Division of McDougall Energy
Clayton Edward founded the Edward Coal Company in 1945 and became a branded Shell fuel distributor in 1952. Don Edward joined his father in the business and bought the company in 1973, and in 1975 it was incorporated as Edward Fuels Limited (“Edward Fuels”).
Today, Edward Fuels is a Division of McDougall Energy and distributes a wide range of petroleum products and related goods and services throughout Southern Ontario, including propane, fuel, lubricants and home comfort systems. Edward Fuels is a multi-channel distributor and marketer of Shell™ branded products, servicing agriculture and farm clients, commercial businesses, operates numerous Cardlock locations, an HVAC division, and an Aviation division that is one of the largest providers of Avgas and Jet Fuel in Southern and Northeastern Ontario. Learn more at www.edwardfuels.com.
Communications and Customer Experience Manager
McDougall Energy Inc.