Annual campaign supports communities served by company
AJAX, ON, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - Veridian employees have raised over $35,000 as
part of the company's 2010 fundraising campaign for the United Way.
Since Veridian's inception in 1999, almost $366,000 has been raised for
the United Way - a testament to the company's commitment to helping
those in need and building strong communities.
Diana Hills-Milligan, Veridian's United Way Campaign Coordinator,
praised employees for another successful United Way fundraising
campaign, and for their support of individuals and families in the
communities served by Veridian that are in need of assistance. "I'm
very proud of the financial assistance that we continue to provide to
the communities that we serve," said Hills-Milligan. "We're making a
real difference to the lives of people who rely on the local agencies
funded by the United Way."
Veridian's United Way fundraising campaign was generously supported by
employee contributions and various fundraising events held at the
company's offices. In addition to the company's annual budget for
community building, education and hospitals, Veridian and its employees
donate without hesitation to many worthwhile causes and community
organizations like the United Way.
Customer Connections Representative Liz Justice played an integral role
in the company's fundraising efforts and commented on her colleagues
support, saying "A common thread among Veridian employees is our
commitment to corporate social responsibility. The United Way
fundraising campaign is just one way Veridian is making our communities
Michael Angemeer, Veridian's President and CEO, echoed Hills-Milligan's
congratulatory message and pointed to the payroll deduction program as
a major contributor to the campaign's success. "We have a great team of
employees who are passionate about giving back to the communities we
serve, and I'm always taken aback by their generosity," commented
Angemeer. "I was particularly impressed to learn that almost 50 per
cent of our employees signed-up for the payroll deduction program. For
a company with just over 200 employees, Veridian made a valuable
contribution to the United Way in 2010."
Veridian Connections Inc. safely and reliably delivers electricity to
more than 113,000 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.
For further information:
Sales & PR Representative - Corporate Communications
Veridian Connections Inc.
905-427-9870, extension 2218