Energy and services company, Emera Inc, and its Atlantic regional operating companies, Nova Scotia Power, Emera Energy, Emera Newfoundland and Labrador and Emera New Brunswick, are contributing $500,000 to the Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund, which will support the individuals, families and communities impacted by the tragic violence that took place last week.
A mass shooting took place in Nova Scotia and resulted in the death of at least 22 victims. It was the worst mass shooting in Canada’s history.
Through the fund, the Canadian Red Cross will be partnering with the Government of Nova Scotia to support families and communities with needs arising as a result of the tragedy.
The Government of Nova Scotia will be covering all administrative and programming costs associated with the fund, ensuring 100% of all donations will be directed to those in need.
“We’re making this donation on behalf of all of our employees, particularly the 2,300 who live and work right here in Atlantic Canada. This tragedy has deeply affected our close-knit region at an already difficult time when we cannot physically come together to support one another. Emera’s contribution to this fund will help provide much needed support for our communities and those touched by this tragedy,” said Emera Inc. CEO Scott Balfour.