Union Gas Promotes Safety With A $2,500 Grant To Family & Children's Services Waterloo Region

Kitchener, ON, November 6, 2017 - Union Gas is proud to partner with Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region as part of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week to provide combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to clients within the Waterloo Region, through a $2,500 grant.

Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region Cheque Presentation

Names, from left to right: Erin Penney, kinship services supervisor, Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region; Rick Bigelow, utility Services manager Waterloo, Union Gas; Karen Spencer, executive director, Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region; Taryn Dzelme, district administrative assistant, Union Gas and Kelly Farrell, kinship services worker, Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region

"At Union Gas, we put safety above all else, both on the job and off the job," said Rick Bigelow, utility services manager Waterloo, Union Gas. "Partnering with Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region to provide smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is one way we demonstrate our commitment."

Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region serves more than 3,800 families each year, equipping them with important safety knowledge and devices that are essential for the safety and well-being of children and families. Their service teams are committed to in-home, early intervention services, which can reduce the need for more intrusive services later and help children flourish in a caring family setting. The Family & Children's Services Foundation supports programs and services, not covered through government funding, to help children and families heal, learn and grow.

"This generous donation from Union Gas not only strengthens our resolve to support families, it also extends our vision to see a caring community where children and their families can thrive," said Karen Spencer, executive director, Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region. "Our collaborative partnership with Union Gas is invaluable for continued safety awareness, and the importance of this support for the families we serve exemplifies this caring spirit."

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 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017, and has assets of $8.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

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For more information, contact:

Union Gas Limited
David Primorac
External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-4600 ext. 5002058
djprimorac@uniongas.com

Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region
Tanya Sood
Senior Manager of Communications
Ph: 519 576-0540 x2692
tanya.sood@facswaterloo.org

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