Employee donations and company matching dollars total more than $35,200
WINDSOR, ON, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The annual employee fundraising
campaign at Union Gas has raised more than $35,200 for United Way of
Windsor-Essex. This exceptional contribution will help United Way
continue to invest in its three strategic investment priority areas
across Windsor and Essex County: supporting basic needs and
independence, positioning kids and families for success, and creating
"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 Mark Emmanuel, Union Gas
district manager for Windsor/Essex. "We're proud of our longstanding
history with Windsor-Essex and I can't think of a better way to express
our thanks than by being able to provide this 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.
"Union Gas and its employees continue to demonstrate their commitment to
the community and United Way every year. Over the years, Union Gas has
contributed almost $701,000 locally to United Way, which is absolutely
incredible." said Penny Marrett, CEO, United Way/Centraide
Windsor-Essex County. "Union Gas runs an exceptional workplace
campaign through special events, incentive programs and presentations.
We are very grateful for their support of United Way's Annual
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 Emmanuel.
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.
Union Gas, named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011, 2012 and
2013 and one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2012, is a Spectra
Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $5.8 billion and approximately
2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.
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