$40,143 raised from employee donations and company matching dollars
WATERLOO, ON, Nov. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Union Gas employees once again demonstrated their caring nature by raising a record $40,143 for United Way of Kitchener Waterloo & Area, the largest amount ever raised by the company during the annual fundraising campaign.
"United Way makes a difference for individuals and families here in Kitchener/Waterloo," said Luc Cormier, Union Gas assistant support manager. "United Way gets to the root causes of issues to build long-term solutions. It builds momentum toward fundamental societal change through education and through advocacy."
"We are all proud of the generosity and hard work of Union Gas employees during the campaign, which succeeded with the theme of Give Your Way at Work, Home or Play," added Cormier.
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.
"United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area would like to thank Union Gas for its significant donation to the 2014 campaign. This year was their most successful campaign to date and we couldn't be more pleased," said Jan Varner, CEO of United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area. "The enthusiasm, generosity, and dedication of the staff at Union Gas make a big difference to not only the fundraising results, but ultimately the people of this community. Union Gas is a true corporate citizen in our community and as such, they are making change happen."
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 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- 2015 and one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2012, Union Gas 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.
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