Union Gas Donates $5000 To United Way of Chatham-Kent Endowment Fund
Chatham, ON, December 6, 2017 - Union Gas has donated $5,000 to the United Way of Chatham-Kent Endowment Fund, managed by the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation. This donation is the result of a parking arrangement between Brad-Lea Meadows and Union Gas during the ongoing construction of a new powerhouse building at Union Gas' head office.
From left to right: Dave Simpson (Vice President, Regulatory, Lands & Public Affairs - Union Gas), Darryl Stokes (Manager, Corporate Real Estate Services - Union Gas), John Mallory (Chair - Chatham Kent Community Foundation), Tom Slager (Director, Resource Development - United Way of Chatham-Kent), Dean Bradley (President - Brad-Lea Meadows Ltd.), Hugh Logan (Executive Director - Chatham Kent Community Foundation)
"At Union Gas we are proud of being active members in the communities we serve and working with our community partners to help improve the lives of individuals and families," said Darryl Stokes, manager, Corporate Real Estate Services, Union Gas. "We are very pleased to donate to the United Way Endowment Fund on behalf of Brad-Lea Meadows, to assist with the ongoing efforts of the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation managed fund."
This donation is a result of Union Gas' multi-million dollar powerhouse construction project, currently ongoing at its head office that has temporarily displaced some parking spaces, necessitating the need for 'overflow' parking. Union Gas is grateful to Brad-Lea Meadows for providing overflow parking at Thames-Lea Plaza. In lieu of payment, Union Gas has made a donation to the United Way Endowment fund managed by the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation - founded by the Bradley Family.
"I would like to say thank you to Union Gas and Brad-Lea Meadows for this funding, which will ensure the Endowment Fund will continue to deliver on its mandate of improving lives and building community in Chatham-Kent", said Karen Kirkwood-Whyte, CEO, United Way of Chatham-Kent. "From our volunteers, program providers, service recipients and staff ... thank you."
The United Way of Chatham-Kent"s Endowment Fund - the organization's 'savings' account - is managed by the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation. Donations to United Way's Endowment Fund remain in perpetuity and the interest earned is allocated to specific programs and services as directed by the individual donor. In the case of this particular contribution to the United Way Endowment Fund, the interest earned annually is to be contributed to the annual United Way campaign. For more information, visit uwock.ca or on Twitter and Facebook.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited 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 1.5 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017, and has assets of $8.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. Union Gas is committed to building long-term productive relationships with members of the First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities based on mutual respect and economic opportunity. For more information, visit uniongas.com.
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