HOUSTON, Sept. 25 /CNW/ -- Spectra Energy has kicked off its first United
Way campaign as a new company with fundraising efforts throughout the U.S. and
Canada. The company will match employee and retiree contributions,
dollar-for-dollar, doubling the generosity of personal giving.
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"We firmly believe that the most valuable resource in responding to
community needs is our people," said Martha Wyrsch, Spectra Energy
Transmission president and CEO and this year's executive sponsor of the
campaign. "We are delighted to continue our company's rich history of
partnering with the United Way and look forward to making a difference in
communities across North America."
Spectra Energy's offices throughout the U.S. and Canada will participate
in the United Way campaign through donations, sponsorships and fundraising
-- In Houston, Spectra Energy is sponsoring a city-wide campaign by
donating $100,000 to the charity.
-- The Spectra Energy Transmission-West campaign in Western Canada touches
more than 25 locations across four provinces contributing to stronger,
more resilient communities.
-- The campaign at Union Gas, based in Chatham, Ontario, supports more
than two dozen United Ways and hundreds of member agencies whose much
needed services improve the lives of people in communities throughout
-- Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline sponsors Hockey Night in Halifax, a
leadership giving reception in Halifax, Nova Scotia, featuring the
Halifax Mooseheads and fundraising efforts.
-- Houston: September 26 - October 3
-- U.S. Field Locations: September 26 - October 10
-- All locations: September 24 - October 12
Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE) is one of North America's premier natural
gas infrastructure companies serving three key links in the natural gas value
chain: gathering and processing, transmission and storage and distribution.
For close to a century, Spectra Energy and its predecessor companies have
developed critically important pipelines and related energy infrastructure
connecting natural gas supply sources to premium markets. Based in Houston,
Texas, the company operates in the United States and Canada approximately
17,500 miles of transmission pipeline, 265 billion cubic feet of storage,
natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas liquids operations and local
distribution assets. Spectra Energy Corp also has a 50 percent ownership in
DCP Midstream, one of the largest natural gas gatherers and processors in the
United States. Visit www.spectraenergy.com for more information.
For further information:
For further information: Regan Kasman of Spectra Energy Corp,
+1-713-627-5036, +1-713-627-4747 (24-hour media line) Web Site: