Union Gas raised over $600,000 for United Way in 2017

Union Gas employees and retirees raised over $600,000 for United Way of Chatham-Kent in 2017. Photo: Union Gas

Union Gas employees and retirees raised $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.”

Union Gas officials say 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.

Sean Collier, District Manager, Windsor Chatham; Ian Ross, Director Distribution Operations and Steve Baker, President, Union Gas. Photo released by Union Gas.

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. For more information, visit uwock.ca or on Twitter: twitter.com/UnitedWayCK and Facebook: facebook.com/UnitedWayofChathamKent.

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