Thousands of people who were without electricity for a week or more, will get a chance to do-over Thanksgiving.
An electric utility in Washington state has mailed out more than 3,000, $150 gift cards to people who were without power on the holiday.
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Avista Corp. couldn’t get the power restored for all of it’s customers for days after a major storm hit around Spokane, so company leaders decided to try to make up for any missed feasts. The cards are good for food and fixings from a local supermarket chain.
The company took $461,100 from shareholders’ profits to pay for the cards — so the cost isn’t being passed along to customers.
“It just seemed the right thing to acknowledge the fact they would be missing the holiday,” Avista spokeswoman Debbie Simock told the Spokane Spokesman-Review. “We just wanted to thank them for their patience and show our appreciation for those would be in that situation.”
(READ more at the Spokane Spokesman-Review) — Photo: *Grant*, CC; Rene Schwietzke; CC