Emergency Relief Provided for Low-Income Families
CHATHAM, ON, Jan. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Union Gas is launching its annual Winter Warmth program, which offers emergency relief to low-income families who have difficulty paying their natural gas bills.
Winter Warmth is designed for eligible low-income natural gas customers who have exhausted all other sources of financial support. Approved households may receive one grant (up to $500 maximum) each year. The program runs year-round and is administered by United Way Chatham-Kent and operates in partnership with 30 community agencies across Ontario.
"Certain households may require extra support to get through the winter months and beyond," said Steve Baker, president of Union Gas. "We're proud to offer that support through the Winter Warmth program, as well as other energy conservation programs, to help our customers save money and energy."
Since 2007, over 10,000 low-income families in communities served by Union Gas have received assistance from Winter Warmth, through emergency relief grants totaling over $5 million. For additional information on Winter Warmth and a list of local delivery agencies visit uniongas.com/community/winter-warmth.
In addition to participating in the Winter Warmth program, Union Gas also promotes conservation as a long-term solution to permanently lower heating bills by providing a range of tools, education and rebate programs. For more information, visit uniongas.com/energyefficiency.
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.
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 2015, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $6.4 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.
SOURCE Union Gas Limited
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