Union Gas Raises A Record $32,475 For United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts
Company employees show generous nature once again during 2016 campaign
NORTH BAY, ON, November 29, 2016 - Union Gas employees and retirees showed their generous nature once again by donating $32,475 to United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts in 2016.
Photo from left to right: Brian Alexander, campaign champion, Union Gas; Katina Matheson, community coordinator, United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts; Chris Minor, district manager Northeast, Union Gas and Christine Rogers, campaign champion, Union Gas
"Union Gas has a legacy of giving, a legacy which makes the communities we serve in Ontario stronger and healthier," said Chris Minor, district manager Northeast, 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 Sudbury and Nipissing Districts," Minor 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 Minor.
Spectra Energy, Union Gas' parent company, matches each individual donation dollar for dollar, and those matching dollars go to local United Ways.
United Way focuses on addressing local challenges within local communities. We could not successfully do this without the support of our wonderful community partners and the individuals within those businesses who coordinate fundraising events, participate in payroll giving, and promote an overall culture of giving," said Katina Matheson, community Coordinator, United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts. "Union Gas is an exemplary United Way champion and we are incredibly grateful for their ongoing support and dedication to local causes in our community."
Funds will go to support United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts 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 Sudbury and Nipissing District, visit unitedwaysudbury.com 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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