Alaskans Refuse Venezuelan Heating Oil Assistance

Several Alaskan villages refused a Venezuelan offer of free heating oil, despite temperatures of minus 70 degrees and heating oil prices of $5/gallon because of Hugo Chavez’s insults, calling George Bush a terrorist and the devil and criticizing the US action in Iraq.

“As a citizen of this country, you can have your own opinion of our president and our country. But I don’t want a foreigner coming in here and bashing us,” said Justine Gunderson, administrator for the tribal council in the Aleut village of Nelson Lagoon. “Even though we’re in economically dire straits, it was the right choice to make.”
The Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, a native nonprofit organization that would have handled the heating oil donation on behalf of 291 households in Nelson Lagoon, Atka, St. Paul and St. George, rejected the offer because of the insults Chavez has hurled at Bush.The Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, a native nonprofit organization that would have handled the heating oil donation on behalf of 291 households in Nelson Lagoon, Atka, St. Paul and St. George, rejected the offer because of the insults Chavez has hurled at Bush.

Alaska Villages Reject Venezuela Oil

Here are some products for sale by the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association. The article also noted that about 1/4 of the locals are out of work because the Alaskan salmon trade is facing competition from farmed salmon. Makes me feel even better about that wild Alaskan Keta salmon I bought last night. Wild salmon is better for you – more Omega 3s and less mercury; wild, not farmed, salmon is even part of the SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life.

Donations to help the villages affected can be made at a
Key Bank account titled:
“ Unangan Energy Assistance Fund” C/O Key Bank # 729681009001
Donations can be made at any Key Bank Branch Nationwide or Can be mailed to:

Unangan Energy Assistance Fund
c/o Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association
201 East Third Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

or

Unangan Energy Assistance Fund
c/o Key Bank
P.O. Box 110420
Anchorage, AK 99510

Donations are tax deductible as a contribution to a 501 c 3 Not For Profit TIN # 92-0073013

Aleutian & Pribilof Communities refuse CITGO Fuel Oil Donation.

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