Reading, PA – UGI Utilities, Inc., will recognize the commitment of its employees to the communities served by the company during National Volunteer Week, which begins Sunday, April 12.
UGI employees devoted more than 46,000 hours of volunteer service in 2014, benefiting organizations such as Reading Is Fundamental® (RIF), the United Way, the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, local food banks and many other local and regional organizations.
In conjunction with National Volunteer Week, UGI employees will donate to Make-A-Wish® chapters throughout the company’s 45-county Pennsylvania service territory. UGI is providing corporate funding to grant the wishes of three children, while the goal of the employee campaign is to grant at least two more wishes.
“We are so appreciative of UGI’s continued support,’’ said Maggie O’Brien, Regional Manager – Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. “These funds will help provide a magical wish experience for local kids with life-threatening medical conditions. This has been shown to help them feel stronger, more energetic and more willing to fight their medical condition.’’
“UGI and its employees are invested in the communities where we live and work,” added Lisa Ninotti, UGI Community Relations Manager, North Region. “From helping to care for children with serious illnesses to supporting education and human services programs, we recognize we have a responsibility to assist communities and are committed to enhancing the quality of life for every resident.”
During National Volunteer Week, UGI will hold special book distributions to reinforce its highly successful and unique motivational reading partnership with the RIF children’s literacy organization. One event is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, at 1 p.m. at Neil Armstrong Elementary School, North Lincoln and Clearview streets, Scranton.
Through social media channels, UGI will include highlights and special posts about National Volunteer Week efforts on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ugiutilities), Twitter (twitter.com/ugi_utilities), and on the UGI blog, “UGI Connection,” (http://blog.ugi.com).
Further information about UGI’s community relations programs in the greater Wilkes-Barre-Scranton area is available from Lisa Ninotti at (570) 829-8847.
UGI Utilities has headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania, and serves approximately 670,000 customers in Pennsylvania and one county in Maryland.
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