UGI Utilities, Inc., has donated $17,190 to aid victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in southeastern Asia and eastern Africa, David W. Trego, President and CEO, announced today.
Trego said employees gave a total of $8,745 during a 10-day drive in mid-January. UGI Utilities matched this figure dollar for dollar – bringing the total contribution to $17,190.
UGI sent the gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, recognized by the U.S. government as one of the more effective avenues for public donations to the victims.
The December 26 disaster has killed hundreds of thousands of people and left millions more homeless and without basic necessities.
“We recognize that this tragedy will require a relief effort perhaps unsurpassed in history,’’ Trego said. “Every donation is critical – millions of people need our help now.’’
UGI Utilities, Inc. – which has headquarters in Reading, PA – is a provider of natural gas and
electricity, maintains an employee staff of nearly 1,100 and serves approximately 362,000
customers in 16 central and eastern Pennsylvania counties.