Union Gas Raises Over $600,000 For United Way of Chatham-Kent
Chatham, ON, November 27, 2017 - Union Gas employees and retirees once again showed their generous nature raising $600,026 for United Way of Chatham-Kent in 2017, exceeding last year's total.
"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 Steve Baker, president, Union Gas. "Every year, our employees and retirees put their heart and soul into the campaign. They demonstrate their strong commitment to our communities and work hard to raise funds to support the United Way and the work they do to improve the quality of life for people in need."
The company's United Way theme, "We Give Today, To Improve Tomorrow," reflects the heart of the campaign, and it also reflects employees' spirit of giving. Numerous fundraising events led by employees were held throughout the year to raise money. Union Gas matches each individual employee and retiree donation dollar for dollar, and those matching dollars will go to local United Way's.
"I would like to say thank you to Union Gas and its hundreds of employees who have brought hope and strength to the thousands who are in need of support", said Karen Kirkwood-Whyte, ceo, United Way of Chatham-Kent. "When a community like Union Gas comes together, everyone wins, lives are saved, kids can flourish and the resources of the community grow. You have provided a sense of joy, and a feeling of belonging to those who desperately need it. Together, you are possibility. We are humbled to receive this gift, and promise to put it to its best use within Chatham-Kent. From our volunteers, program providers, service recipients and staff ... thank you."
United Way of Chatham-Kent works to maximize volunteer, financial, program and agency resources to respond to the increasingly complex issues and needs that exist and are emerging in Chatham-Kent. Together, they are a community of people with a common goal of caring. 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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