Union Gas Raises A Record $38,620 For United Way Burlington & Greater Hamilton

Company employees show generous nature once again during 2016 campaign

Stoney Creek, on, December 8, 2016 - Union Gas employees and retirees showed their generous nature once again by raising a record $38,620 to United Way Burlington & Greater Hamilton in 2016.

"Union Gas has a legacy of giving, a legacy which makes the communities we serve in Ontario stronger and healthier," said Mark Egbedeyi-Emmanuel, district manager Hamilton/Halton, Union Gas.

United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton Announcement

Katharine Holtforster, Alecia Korkowski (United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton, Investment Coordinate, Community Investment Department), Mark Egbedeyi-Emmanuel and Antoinette Welsby

"Our culture of giving ensures United Way can continue to make critical investments with hundreds of organizations that help people every single day in Burlington and Greater Hamilton area," Egbedeyi-Emmanuel 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 Egbedeyi-Emmanuel.

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

"Union Gas has been a dedicated supporter of United Way, both on a local and provincial scale for many years," said Jeff Vallentin, ceo, United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton. "They have worked tirelessly to raise funds to ensure the people in their local communities have the crucial supports they need to thrive. It is because of organizations like Union Gas that we are able to continue to do the great work we do."

Funds will go to support United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton 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 of Burlington & Greater Hamilton, visit uwaybh.ca 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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David Primorac
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