On April 8, Liberty Utilities donated $500,000 to support local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Liberty Utilities of Arkansas received $8,000 of the funds to disbursed the money to a variety of local assistance agencies.

Not only has COVID-19 caused an unprecedented human and health crisis in the nation but it has also possessed a serious threat to financial stability.
Liberty Utilities of Pine Bluff, a local utility management and service company, not only takes a local, responsive and caring approach when it comes to their job, but also in their giving back.
On April 8, Liberty Utilities donated $500,000 to support local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Liberty Utilities of Arkansas received $8,000 of the funds to disbursed the money to a variety of local assistance agencies.
“Our goal is to give back to the community,” said Dr. R.L. Davis, Business and Community Development Manager for Liberty Utilities Arkansas. “At Liberty Utilities our goal is to provide much needed assistance during this time of uncertainty, economic and social struggles.”
Both Neighbor to Neighbor Food Pantry, located at 1419 Pine Street and the Salvation Army of Pine Bluff received a generous donation from the company.
“The central region of Liberty Utilities have put aside $500,000 to be equally divided between all the subsidiaries of the company to help in assisting in bill paying, food insecurities and other social and economic hardships,” said Davis.
According to a news release from Liberty Utilities, the funding will also provide much-needed supplies and support services for COVID-19 heroes working tirelessly on the frontlines.
The release read as follows:
As part of this community response, Algonquin will be donating 20,000 facemasks to help ensure these local heroes receive the protection they need as they continue to provide critical assistance to many individuals in Canada and the United States.  
“Protecting and supporting our communities is vitally important to us,” said Ian Robertson, CEO of Algonquin. “These funds will help provide essential support and services to the communities where we operate and live. Together with our more than 2,500 employees across the U.S. and Canada, we want to make a positive difference in our communities during this extremely challenging time.”
To lessen the financial hardship and stress that the COVID-19 pandemic may have on customers, the Company has committed to suspending service disconnections for customers until further notice, temporarily waiving late fees, and increasing the number of employees available to answer customer calls.
“We provide essential energy and water services to over 800,000 customers, and that’s a commitment we take incredibly seriously,” said Robertson. “People are counting on us more than ever right now. That’s why we’re doing all that we can to minimize stress and provide our customers with some peace of mind in knowing we are committed to providing safe, reliable energy and water, so they can concentrate on what matters most – keeping their loved ones safe and healthy.”