Recently, team Indiana attended local Indiana Kiwanis club meetings where they talked to Kiwanians about the importance of affordable energy to families and businesses in the state.
Given that Kiwanis’ history is steeped in enriching communities–a mission that has spread to 8,000 clubs in 96 countries—it’s no surprise that the groups were eager to hear from our teams, even allowing them to take up the podium and run much of the meetings.
Just take a look:
At one such meeting, the team spoke with Kiwanis member Mary Eckhart who said we need affordable energy “in these hard times when families are really struggling just to pay their regular bills, if we have energy bills that continue to climb…it’s going to be very hard for them to be able to pay them and exist well in their families.”
Olivia Albright—one of three Americans we’re profiling in our new webisodes—knows all about the stresses that come with tough economic times and higher energy bills.
Olivia owns and operates a small business in Toledo, Ohio that depends on affordable electricity to run machines throughout the day (and sometimes into the night)—and leave her enough money to pay her staff.
Olivia has big dreams for her small business, and one of them is providing health insurance for her employees. As you’ll hear her say in her webisodes, she won’t be able to provide these benefits if her energy bills increase.
Low-cost energy truly is a thread that connects our families, business and economies. It’s my hope that this tie becomes clearer to you as you get to know Olivia, Fred, Venita and all the other Americans who are sharing their stories with us from across the country.