Veridian Employees Set New United Way Campaign Record

AJAX, ON, Dec. 22 /CNW/ - Veridian employees wrapped up their annual United Way fundraising campaign this week, having achieved record contributions totaling $50,333. The 2009 results represent an almost doubling of the annual amount raised since 2005.

Diana Hills-Milligan, Veridian's United Way Campaign Coordinator, reported the results at the employee holiday potluck luncheon on Thursday December 17th. "Together, we have raised almost $330,000 for the United Way since Veridian's inception in 1999," she said. "I'm very proud of the support that we've provided to the communities that we serve. We're making a real difference to the lives of people who rely on local agencies funded by the United Way."

Veridian's United Way fund raising campaign was generously supported by employee contributions and various fundraising events held at the Veridian offices. According to Michael Angemeer, Veridian's President and CEO, "I was particularly impressed to learn that more than 55% of our staff signed up for our payroll deduction program. For a company with just over 200 employees, Veridian has delivered a huge helping hand to the 2009 United Way Campaign. We have a great group of people that are passionate about giving back to the communities that we serve, and I am always impressed by their generosity." Veridian Connections Inc. safely and reliably delivers electricity to more than 111,000 customers in the Cities of Pickering and Belleville, the Towns of Ajax, Port Hope and Gravenhurst, and the communities of Uxbridge, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono, Port Perry, Beaverton, Sunderland and Cannington. Veridian Connections Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Veridian Corporation. The City of Pickering, the Town of Ajax, the Municipality of Clarington and the City of Belleville jointly own Veridian Corporation.

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SOURCE Veridian

For further information: For further information: Diana Hills-Milligan, Manager, Public Affairs, Veridian Connections Inc., (905) 427-9870 extension 2201

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