Fueling the Fight in Ashe County

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WEST JEFFERSON-Giving back to help a cause that’s close to the hearts of customers and employees is what “Fueling the Fight” is all about for Blue Ridge Energies, the propane subsidiary of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Blue Ridge Energies presented a check for $3,228 to the Women in Touch Endowment of Ashe County and is making similar contributions in other counties served by the propane provider.

“Breast cancer has touched many of our lives and we wanted to support local organizations like Women in Touch that are making a difference in the lives of those affected by this disease,” said Glenda Christian, Chief Operating Officer of Blue Ridge Energies.

The donation represents a penny for every gallon of propane delivered in Ashe County during the past year by the company’s pink “Fueling the Fight” delivery truck designed to increase breast cancer awareness. Employees of Blue Ridge Energies say they’re proud to drive the trucks in the spirit of honoring friends and family who have been touched by cancer.

Since beginning its Fueling the Fight program in 2013, the company has donated nearly $50,000 to cancer support organizations across its service area.

For more information about the Women in Touch Endowment which provides assistance for cancer interventions, treatment and support for local residents, call 336-846-0781.

Blue Ridge Energies, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation that provides propane and heating fuels to residential and commercial customers in northwest North Carolina and from Independence, VA. During October, Blue Ridge Energies is making donations to breast cancer awareness and related organizations in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, and Alleghany counties, and Grayson County, Virginia. For more information, visit BlueRidgeEnergies.com.


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