Union Gas employee donations and company matching dollars set new mark
CHATHAM, ON, Nov. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Union Gas employees once again demonstrated their caring nature by raising a record $1,019,921 for United Way in 2014.
Union Gas President Steve Baker recognized employees at the company's headquarters in Chatham for their generosity and hard work all across the company during this years United Way campaign, which incorporated the theme of Give Your Way at Work, Home or Play.
"To say that I am proud of the employees at Union Gas is an understatement. The dedication and caring spirit of all Union Gas employees during the 2014 campaign was inspiring. Each of you have, through the United Way, made an investment in your community that will impact and change the lives of people all across the province," Baker said.
"United Way is a very unique organization that binds communities together and provides the support necessary to affect change and improve the lives of so many within the communities where we live and work," added Baker.
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.
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 including United Way of Chatham-Kent, 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.
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 more than 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: Andrea Stass, Manager, External Communications and Media Relations, Union Gas Limited, Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5490, Cell: 519 365-1010, [email protected]