24 Dec '11, 10pm

#peakoil Secret Ms. Santa pays electric bills in Alaska: Michael Lundy was bracing for a bleak Christmas in June...

#peakoil Secret Ms. Santa pays electric bills in Alaska: Michael Lundy was bracing for a bleak Christmas in June...

Secret Ms. Santa pays electric bills in Alaska Michael Lundy was bracing for a bleak Christmas in Juneau after he lost his wallet and $550 that was to have gone toward rent and his utility bill, he said. “That’s a lot of money when you’re not working,” said Lundy, who is unemployed. Then came the phone call this week from the local utility. A representative of Alaska Electric Light and Power Co. told Lundy’s wife that an anonymous donor had dropped off a Christmas card for them containing a $700 cashier’s check. “I couldn’t have been more happy,” Lundy said. “I was thinking about how great it would be if I could do something like that for somebody.” Lundy, 33, is not the only recipient of a secret Santa Claus in Alaska’s capital who paid it forward for at least two strangers. Actually, make that a secret Ms. Santa. Beside her gift to Lundy, the woman donated $500 for a sin...

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