Union Gas Raises A Record $43,313 For Brant United Way

Company employees show generous nature once again during 2016 campaign

Brantford, on, November 22 2016 - Union Gas employees and retirees showed their generous nature once again by raising a record $43,313 for Brant United Way in 2016.

Brant United Way Donation

From the Left back row: Ken Armstrong, Cathy Martin, Tricia Schmidt, Teresa Echlin, Sharon Johnston, Andrea Bacon.  Front row from left: Alisa Lopez and Jen McCormick.

"Union Gas has a legacy of giving, a legacy which makes the communities we serve in Ontario stronger and healthier," said Sharon Johnston, manager of contact centre operations, Union Gas.

"Our culture of giving ensures United Way can continue to make critical investments with hundreds of organizations that help people every single day in Brantford," Johnston 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 Johnston.

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

"We all have the chance to create possibility in other people's lives.  It's easy.  It's important.  It's personally rewarding," said Marie Dennison, resource development, Brant United Way. "Through Union Gas' contributions, They are changing people's lives in our community.  Congratulations and thank you."

Funds will go to support Brant United Way 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 Brant United Way, visit brantunitedway.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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David Primorac
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