Just Energy Helps Brighten Thanksgiving for Those in Need with Third Annual Turkey Donation Drive

 Just Energy Helps Brighten Thanksgiving for Those in Need with Third Annual
                            Turkey Donation Drive

PR Newswire

YONKERS, New York, Nov. 21, 2012

YONKERS, New York, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Thanksgiving will be a little
more complete this year for some local residents in the U.S. East thanks to a
substantial donation of turkeys by Just Energyregional sales offices in New
York, Pennsylvania and Maryland. 

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As an effort to give back to the communities they serve, sales teams in
Upstate New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Baltimore (Towson), Maryland
donated more than 2000 lbs of the traditional Thanksgiving staple. The turkey
drive was initiated three years ago by Patrick Gilliland, a Just Energy
Regional Distributor in Westchester, NY and an active supporter of his
community. Many Just Energy representatives contributed personal time and
expense toward the donations, who, inspired by Patrick, expanded the drive
outside New York this year to include communities in Pennsylvania and

"We are tremendously proud of our Independent Sales Representatives who take
the time and the initiative to recognize others in need," says Darren
Pritchett, Executive Vice President of Consumer Sales at Just Energy. "This
time of year proves even more challenging for many who are struggling to make
ends meet. We hope this gesture will help lighten the burden as we strive to
live and inspire our core values of responsibility and contribution across
every one of our operating markets."

"Being in the fortunate position that I'm in, I feel compelled to help others
in need every opportunity I get," says Ali Zamany, National Regional
Distributor at Just Energy. As for Patrick Gilliland, "Growing up as one of
six kids, my family lived on a very tight budget, often relying on the
Salvation Army as well as food assistance programs," he says. "I always
promised myself that when I had more than I needed, I would be sure to give

"We are very grateful for the donation provided by Just Energy and their kind
generosity towards others in need," said Clair Wares from the Salvation Army
in Westchester. "With this donation, we have been able to provide a
Thanksgiving turkey to all the families who have come to us for support."

The organizations in Upstate New York to receive the turkeys are My Sisters
Place, Salvation Army, Free Sharing Community Soup Kitchen and the Gospel
Mission Men's Shelter. In Philadelphia, the Salvation Army and Philabundance;
and in Towson, The Safe Haven Shelter, The Marian House, as well as the
Salvation Army in Baltimore. These organizations provide valuable social
services such as assistance to victims of domestic violence, health and legal
services, shelter, education, food assistance and more.

About Just Energy
Established in 1997, Just Energy (NYSE:JE and TSX:JE) is primarily a
competitive retailer of natural gas and electricity. With offices located
across the United States, Canada and now the United Kingdom, Just Energy
serves close to 2 million residential and commercial customers through a wide
range of energy programs and home comfort services, including fixed-price or
price-protected energy program contracts, the rental of water heaters,
furnaces and air conditioners and the installation of solar panels. The
Company's JustGreen® products provide consumers with the ability to help them
reduce the environmental impact of their everyday energy use. Just Energy is
the parent to Amigo Energy, Commerce Energy, Hudson Energy, Hudson Energy
Solar, National Home Services, Momentis, Tara Energy and Terra Grain Fuels.
Visit www.justgreencommunity.com to learn more about JustGreen Lifestyle.
Also, find us on Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE Just Energy

Website: http://www.justenergy.com
Contact: Just Energy, Al Shulman, Vice President, Marketing, +1-905-670-4440
x74469, ashulman@justenergy.com
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