$3,000 grant to Volunteer Fire Department for fire prevention program at
SUNDRIDGE, ON, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping the
Sundridge-Strong Volunteer Fire Department deliver its Fire Prevention
Program to the students at Sundridge Centennial Public School through a
$3,000 grant awarded today.
Kim Vester, Union Gas administrative assistant for the company's
northeast district, presented the cheque to fire chief Wayne Beavis,
members of the Sundridge-Strong Volunteer Fire Department board and
representatives of the fire association, at the fire hall.
The Sundridge-Strong Fire Department teaches public school students
about fire safety and fire escape by having each student go through a
fire safety trailer. The grant will also help the fire department
provide fire safety training at other public events in the Sundridge
and Strong area.
"As a company, our focus on safety doesn't end with the workday. We
believe in investing in programs that will help make our communities
safer 24/7," said Vester. "That's why we make it a priority to support
important safety programs like this one, which is helping teach our
children about fire safety."
"The Sundridge-Strong Fire Department is very happy to be receiving this
donation that will go towards public education," said Beavis.
In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses
and contributing to the province's economy through investment, job
creation, municipal taxes and energy efficiency programs, Union Gas
supports education as a way to build a skilled workforce for the
future, support economic development for Aboriginal communities and
encourage conservation. This value is reflected each year, as the
company supports communities across Ontario through thousands of
volunteer hours for local charitable and non-profit organizations,
major charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year, Union Gas donated
close to $3 million to community and charitable organizations in
Ontario, including over $928,000 to United Way. In addition, Union Gas
employees, retirees, family and friends provided over 17,000 volunteer
hours to help strengthen the communities where they live and work. For
more information visit uniongas.com/community.
About Sundridge-Strong Volunteer Fire Department
Sundridge-Strong Volunteer Fire Department provides service to the
Township of Strong. The department has 27 volunteer firefighters, a
full-time fire chief and a part time fire prevention officer.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited, a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company, is a major
Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company
based in Ontario with 100 years of experience and service to customers,
assets of over $6.4 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. The
distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial
and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario.
Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2014. For more
information, visit uniongas.com or find us on Twitter: twitter.com/uniongas, Facebook: facebook.com/uniongas and YouTube: youtube.com/user/uniongas.
SOURCE: Union Gas Limited
For further information:
Union Gas Limited
Andrea Stass, Manager, External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5005490
Cell: 519 365-1010
Sundridge-Strong Volunteer Fire Department
Wayne Beavis, Fire Chief
Ph: 705 384-7378