UNION GAS grant helps medically fragile in Sarnia Lambton
$2,000 to Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile
Sarnia, ON – Union Gas is helping Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile (CCMF) continue to deliver programs that identify and meet the special needs of medically fragile community members and their families, through a $2,000 grant awarded today.
Greg Wagner, Union Gas utility service manager for Sarnia, presented the cheque to Laurel Boychuk, CCMF secretary, today at the organization’s office in Sarnia.
CCMF is a local, parent driven community group whose group home, Standing Oaks, offers respite care for parental relief. CCMF’s service van also provides transportation for medically fragile individuals.
“At Union Gas, we believe in investing in our communities to make them even better places to work and live,” 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 Sarnia Lambton area.”
CCMF’s public education chair and board member, Darcy Winch, commented, “CCMF is honoured and humbled to be receiving this generous grant from Union Gas. Without the support of local industry and the community at large, our goals would be nothing but distant dreams. Our organization assists a population of medically fragile individuals who have intense needs and Union Gas’ donation is sincerely appreciated.”
In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses, Union Gas contributes to the province through significant economic investments, hundreds of jobs, millions in municipal taxes and energy efficiency programs. As well, each year the company supports communities across Ontario through thousands of volunteer hours for local charitable and non-profit organizations, major charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year alone, Union Gas contributed about $3 million to charitable organizations across the province, including almost $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 at an institution. Their fully serviced home, Standing Oaks, was built in 2004 after exhaustive fundraising, dedication, and community support. CCMF partnered with the Ministry of Health, Sarnia Rotary Foundation, and Ontario March of Dimes to realize this dream. The organization’s 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. For more information, visit CCMFonline.com.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited, a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company, is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with 100 years of experience and service to customers, assets of over $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. 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 2011, 2012 and 2013. For more information, visit uniongas.com.
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