Personal donations and company matching dollars total $928,000
CHATHAM, ON, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Union Gas employees are letting the communities where they live and work know how much they matter through a record-breaking United Way campaign, raising over $928,000, the largest United Way donations in the company's 100-year history.
"Time and time again, Union Gas employees have shown their commitment to the communities in which they live and work," said Steve Baker, president of Union Gas. "A great example of this is their support of United Way, which continually assesses the needs of the community and directs funds and creates programs to meet those needs. I'm very proud that our contribution to this important organization continues to grow stronger, year after year."
All individual employee and retiree donations made during the campaign, which is led by a dedicated volunteer group, are matched dollar for dollar by Union Gas' parent company, Spectra Energy - doubling the community benefit.
The $928,000 will be distributed to 28 United Way organizations across Ontario.
For more than 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.
"Thanks to the generosity of our employees and retirees, and through our corporate charitable giving programs, we are making a difference for individuals and families in need across the province," Baker said. "I'm proud to be part of an organization where community matters."
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with more than 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, 2013 and 2014, 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 or find us on Twitter: twitter.com/uniongas, Facebook: facebook.com/uniongas and YouTube: youtube.com/user/uniongas.
About Spectra Energy
Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE: SE), a FORTUNE 500 company, is one of North America's premier pipeline and midstream companies. Based in Houston, Texas, the company's operations in the United States and Canada include more than 22,000 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids, and crude oil pipelines, approximately 305 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas storage, as well as natural gas gathering and processing, and local distribution operations. The company also has a 50 percent ownership in DCP Midstream, the largest producer of natural gas liquids and the largest natural gas processor in the United States. Spectra Energy has served North American customers and communities for more than a century. The company's longstanding values are recognized through its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes and the CDP's Global 500 and S&P 500 Climate Disclosure and Performance Leadership Indexes. For more information, visit www.spectraenergy.com.
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