Employee donations and company matching dollars total more than $47,613
LONDON, ON, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - An annual employee fundraising
campaign at Union Gas has raised more than $47,613 the largest donation
to United Way of London & Middlesex in the company's 100-year history.
"I continue to be inspired by the enthusiasm and generosity that Union
Gas employees and retirees demonstrate year after year during our
United Way fundraising campaign," said Ian Ross, Union Gas district
manager for London/Sarnia. "We're proud of our longstanding history
with London and I can't think of a better way to express our thanks
than by being able to provide this record-breaking gift to United Way."
The Union Gas campaign is led by a dedicated and enthusiastic group of
volunteers and all individual employee and retiree donations made
during this campaign are matched dollar for dollar by Union Gas' parent
company, Spectra Energy - doubling the community benefit.
"On behalf of our community, we would like to extend a big thank you to
the very generous staff, committee volunteers and campaign leads at
Union Gas for their incredible efforts and support," said Kerry
Blackwell, manager, resource development United Way of London &
Middlesex. "Union Gas consistently provides assistance and support to
the communities in which they live and work. Not only are you helping
to create positive change in people's lives through your successful
United Way workplace campaign, you have also been very generous in
securing three grants for local food cupboards that will really help
them to be able to provide additional support to people within many
communities who need assistance."
For over 100 years, Union Gas has been privileged to work in more than
400 Ontario communities. In addition to natural gas delivery services
for homes and businesses, Union Gas has contributed to the province
through significant economic investments, hundreds of jobs, millions in
municipal taxes, energy efficiency programs, thousands of volunteer
hours for community organizations, major charitable giving and
sponsorships. Last year alone, Union Gas contributed $3 million to
charitable organizations across Ontario, including a year-round Winter
Warmth program that provides emergency relief for low-income families
who have a difficult time paying their natural gas bills during the
year. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.
"We're proud of our longstanding partnership with communities in Ontario
and particularly happy that through the United Way campaign and
programs such as Winter Warmth, we are making a difference for families
in need," added Ross.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission
and distribution company based in Ontario with 100 years of experience
and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4
million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than
400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. One
of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011, 2012 and 2013, and one of
Canada's Greenest Employers for 2012, Union Gas is a Spectra Energy
(NYSE: SE) company, with assets of $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200
employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.
SOURCE: Union Gas Limited
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