Employee donations & company matching dollars total over $31,800
KINGSTON, ON, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - An annual employee fundraising campaign at Union Gas has raised more than $31,800, the largest donation to the United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington in the company's 100-year history.
"I continue to be inspired by the enthusiasm and generosity our Union Gas employees and retirees demonstrate year after year during our United Way fundraising campaign," said Danny Watson, Union Gas district manager eastern district. "We're proud of our longstanding history with the Greater Kingston area and I can't think of a better way to express our thanks than by being able to provide this record-breaking gift to United Way."
The Union Gas campaign is led by a dedicated and enthusiastic group of volunteers and all individual employee and retiree donations made during this campaign are matched dollar for dollar by Union Gas' parent company, Spectra Energy - doubling the community benefit.
"Union Gas and its employees have been supporters of our annual campaign for decades. In addition to corporate and employee gifts, Union Gas employees have a long history of active contribution of volunteer hours, not just for United Way but they have also helped out so many community agencies," said Bhavana Varma, executive director of United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington. "This year's success gives us a special reason to thank them for their extraordinary leadership and support at a time when many of our family, friends and neighbours need help. Thank you!"
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, 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.
"We're proud of our longstanding partnership with communities in Ontario and particularly happy that through the United Way campaign and programs such as Winter Warmth, we are making a difference for families in need," added Watson.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with 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. Union Gas, named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011, 2012 and 2013 and one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2012, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.
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