Union Gas Supports Programs for the Medically Fragile
SARNIA, ON – Union Gas is helping Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile (CCMF) implement programs to identify and meet the special needs of the medically fragile, courtesy of a $2,000 grant.
Greg Wagner, Union Gas utility service manager for London/Sarnia presented the cheque to Dave Ashdown, CCMF support and needs committee chair and Margaret Jackson, CCMF treasurer, at the organization’s office in Sarnia.
“At Union Gas we are committed to being active members in the communities we serve and to working with our community partners to change the living conditions for individuals and families for the better,” said Wagner. “That’s why we’re so pleased to support Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile and the work they do to improve the quality of life for citizens in the community of Sarnia.”
CCMF is a local, parent driven community group, striving to meet the needs of the medically fragile and their families. Their home, Standing Oaks, offers respite care for parental relief and their service van offers transportation for medically fragile individuals.
“This grant from Union Gas is most appreciated,” said Darcy Winch, CCMF public education chair. “Small organizations like ours struggle every day to bring our message to the community and bring awareness to Sarnia Lambton. I am constantly thankful to our community, which continues to support our group. Specifically, our current goal is to replace our aging service van. Our fundraising efforts, like the 6th annual Celebrities on Canvas on Nov. 17, 2012 and donations from community driven organizations like Union Gas, will help us achieve our goals.”
Over the past 100 years, Union Gas has been privileged to work in more than 400 Ontario communities. In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses, Union Gas has contributed to the province through significant economic investments, hundreds of jobs, millions in municipal taxes, energy efficiency programs, thousands of volunteer hours for community organizations, major charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year alone, Union Gas contributed $3 million to charitable organizations across Ontario, including more than $900,000 to United Way. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.
About Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile
Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile (CCMF) was established in 1990 by a group of concerned parents of medically fragile children. Their hope was to build a fully serviced home to care for their children instead of long-term care in an institution. This home, Standing Oaks was built in 2004 after exhaustive fundraising, dedication, and support of our community. CCMF partnered with the Ministry of Health, Sarnia Rotary Foundation, and Ontario March of Dimes to realize this dream. Our vision is to lead in the awareness of the need of the medically fragile in Sarnia Lambton while recognizing their uniqueness, their right to dignity, and their quality of life.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with 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 northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. Union Gas, named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2011, 2012 and 2013, and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2012, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.
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