THUNDER BAY – Union Gas is stepping up to help the United Way. Many people likely thought that the goal set by the United Way in Thunder Bay was high this year. However there are many companies and individuals who are stepping up to help reach that goal. One of those companies is Union Gas.
An annual employee fundraising campaign at Union Gas has raised more than $24,980, the largest donation to the United Way Thunder Bay in the company’s 100-year history.
“Union Gas has a long history and a very strong bond with United Way. It’s a fundamental part of our commitment to give back to the communities where we live and work,” said David Sword, Union Gas district manager northwest district. “I’m proud that our employees and retirees have once again demonstrated their profound spirit of caring and generosity by providing this record-breaking gift to United Way Thunder Bay.”
The Union Gas campaign is led by a dedicated and enthusiastic group of volunteers and all individual employee and retiree donations made during this campaign are matched dollar for dollar by Union Gas’ parent company, Spectra Energy – doubling the community benefit.
“Union Gas and its employees have been a pillar of our annual campaign for decades. In addition to corporate and employee gifts, Union Gas employees have actively contributed volunteer hours to raise donations for the United Way and they have devoted countless hours to the planning and successful achievement of such special events as the employee bake sale and Spaghetti Dinner,” said Joanne Kembel, United Way’s executive director. “This year’s gift gives us a special reason to celebrate corporate social responsibility. Union Gas practices what they preach, and we are grateful recipients of their ongoing generosity!”