Union Gas Raises $23,555 For United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area

Company employees show generous nature once again during 2016 campaign

WATERLOO, on, December 7, 2016 - Union Gas employees and retirees showed their generous nature once again by donating $23,555 to United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area in 2016.

"Union Gas has a legacy of giving, a legacy which makes the communities we serve in Ontario stronger and healthier," said Murray Costello, district manager Waterloo/Brantford, Union Gas.

United Way Kitchener Waterloo and Area Announcement

Photo from left to right: Tyler Penny, Aaron Chapman, Nicole Fernandes, Katherine Meyerink, Lindsay Edwards, Andrea Fournier (United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area) , Blair Hiseler, Murray Costello, Melissa Kan and Allen Chan

"Our culture of giving ensures United Way can continue to make critical investments with hundreds of organizations that help people every single day in the Kitchener Waterloo area," Costello added.

The company's United Way 2016 theme, "We Give Today, To Improve Tomorrow," captured the ultimate goal of the campaign, but it also captured employees' spirit of giving.

Numerous fundraising events led by employees were held throughout the year to raise money for United Way, which provides vital services in the community and across the province.

"Employees enjoy these events. They are fun, but they are also raising money for an organization that is essential in the province when it comes to helping those who need assistance," said Costello.

Spectra Energy, Union Gas' parent company, matches each individual donation dollar for dollar, and those matching dollars go to local United Ways.

"Children, families and individuals in Kitchener/Waterloo & Area continue to reap the benefits of the generosity of employees of Union Gas," said Andrea Fournier, resource development associate, United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area.  "Whether it's providing counselling for a teenager who is going through a challenging time, or allowing a family to find stable food and shelter, your donations allow United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area to support the whole person, opening the door to reaching their full potential."

Funds will go to support United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area funded agencies and programs that address the needs of the community they service with the mission to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. To learn more about United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area, visit uwaykw.org or find them on Twitter and Facebook.

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 over 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 Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2016, and has assets of $7.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

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