Union Gas Lights Up United Way with Donation

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THUNDER BAY – Union Gas employees and retirees showed their generous nature once again by donating $36,456 to United Way of Thunder Bay in 2016.

“Union Gas has a legacy of giving, a legacy which makes the communities we serve in Ontario stronger and healthier,” said Nick Klip, district manager Northwest, Union Gas.

“Our culture of giving ensures United Way can continue to make critical investments with hundreds of organizations that help people every single day in Thunder Bay,” Klip added.

The company’s United Way 2016 theme, “We Give Today, To Improve Tomorrow,” captured the ultimate goal of the campaign, but it also captured employees’ spirit of giving.

Numerous fundraising events led by employees were held throughout the year to raise money for United Way, which provides vital services in the community and across the province.

“Employees enjoy these events. They are fun, but they are also raising money for an organization that is essential in the province when it comes to helping those who need assistance,” said Klip.

Spectra Energy, Union Gas’ parent company, matches each individual donation dollar for dollar, and those matching dollars go to local United Ways.

“We work really hard every year to reach our community goal. It takes all of us working together to be able to impact our community,” said Jodie Wilson, campaign director, United Way of Thunder Bay. “We’re so grateful to Union Gas for supporting an employee campaign, for their corporate match on employee giving and for giving their employee’s the opportunity to support all residents of Thunder Bay.   With generosity like this, we can do great things for our community.”

Funds will go to support United Way of Thunder Bay funded agencies and programs that address the needs of the community they service with the mission to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. To learn more about United Way of Thunder Bay, visit uwaytbay.ca or find them on Twitter: twitter.com/uwaytbay and Facebook: facebook.com/United-Way-of-Thunder-Bay.