Union Gas Supports YMCA Children's Safety Village With $3,000 Grant To Help Reduce Childhood Injuries
LONDON, ON, June 22, 2016 - Union Gas helps the YMCA Children's Safety Village reduce childhood injuries by teaching children from Kindergarten to grade four about personal responsibility and awareness regarding safety, through a $3,000 grant awarded today.
"At Union Gas, we are committed to the safety of our employees and our communities," said Kris Dixon, utility services manager, Union Gas. "That's why we support important safety educational programs in the communities we serve, such as those offered here at the Safety Village, which help children in London embrace personal safety."
The YMCA Children's Safety Village is a child-sized village located in the Thames Valley District within the Fanshawe Conservation Area. Through hands-on safety lessons, the Children's Safety Village helps reduce injuries by teaching more than 5,000 children from kindergarten to grade four each year about individual responsibility and awareness while travelling in cars, riding bikes, walking down the street, being in the kitchen and encountering a fire in the home. The lessons are taught by educators from the police and fire departments and link directly to the Healthy Living Strand under Personal Safety and Injury Prevention Expectations.
"The YMCA Children's Safety Village is delighted to partner with Union Gas again this year to deliver hands-on safety education to our local children. In 2015, 5,414 children learned critical safety skills here at the Safety Village, a noteworthy achievement. With dedicated community partners like Union Gas, we are able to ensure that our local children are taking home safety lessons that are meaningful and make an impact in their lives," said Chris Wick, manager, YMCA Children's Safety Village. "Thank you, Union Gas, for your ongoing support in helping the YMCA strengthen our community!"
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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