$5,000 Gift to Canadian Red Cross Society
THUNDER BAY, ON, June 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Union Gas today announced a
$5,000 gift to the Canadian Red Cross Society in support of their First
Aid and Injury Prevention Program for Fort William First Nation.
Glenn Burton, Northwest District Manager for Union Gas, presented the
donation to Rob Zuback, Manager of Fund Development for Northern
Ontario for the Canadian Red Cross Society, at an event held today at
the organization's office on Barton Street in Thunder Bay.
"A passionate commitment to safety is central to our business culture
and operations at Union Gas," said Burton. "That's why we are so
pleased to support this important community safety initiative, as it
aligns perfectly with our business values."
The funds will be used to provide education and training on first aid
and injury prevention.
Rob Zuback, Fund Development Manager - Northern Ontario, said "the Red
Cross is pleased to work with a caring and compassionate company like
Union Gas. Their support will allow us to continue to carry out our
mission in Northern Ontario helping the most vulnerable to lead safer,
One of the significant contributions Union Gas makes to communities is a
passionate commitment to safety, which it demonstrates by meeting or
exceeding all safety codes for the construction and operation of
pipelines, through an ongoing pipeline maintenance and integrity
program, public safety awareness campaigns and support for important
community safety initiatives.
Union Gas, a Spectra Energy Company, was founded in 1911 through the
amalgamation of three southern Ontario local gas distribution
Union Gas has been privileged to work in over 400 Ontario communities,
including a number of them throughout Thunder Bay and Northwest
Ontario. In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and
businesses, Union Gas has also contributed to the region through
economic investments, jobs, municipal taxes, energy efficiency
programs, sponsorships, hundreds of volunteer hours for community
organizations, major charitable giving to local organizations like
Leadership Thunder Bay, United Way of Thunder Bay, the Regional Food
Distribution Association and EcoSuperior Environmental Programs. Today,
Union Gas, selected as one of Canada's Top 100 employers in 2011, is
the second largest natural gas utility in Canada.
Visit uniongas.com/safety for additional information.
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 assets of $5.6 billion and
approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.
SOURCE Union Gas Limited
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