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UGI Celebrates National Volunteer Week

03 Apr 2014

Reading, PA – UGI Utilities, Inc. will recognize and celebrate the commitment of its employees to the communities served by the company during National Volunteer Week, which begins Sunday, April 6.

UGI employees devoted more than 40,000 hours of volunteer service in 2013, benefiting organizations such as Reading Is Fundamental, 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.

As part of UGI’s celebration of National Volunteer Week, the company will conduct efforts to support animal shelters located within the Company’s 45 county Pennsylvania service territory. UGI employees will conduct a drive to collect food, blankets and cleaning supplies for local animal shelters. Items collected in the North area will be donated to the Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge, Dallas; Haven to Home Canine Rescue, Milton; and the SPCA of Clinton County, Lock Haven.

“UGI and its employees are invested in the communities where we live and work,” Lisa Ninotti, UGI Community Relations Manager, North Region, said. “From supporting education and human services programs, to helping to care for our four-legged friends, we recognize we have a responsibility to assist communities and are committed to enhancing the quality of life for every resident.”

As part of the National Volunteer Week celebration, UGI will be holding special book distributions as part of its highly successful and unique motivational reading partnership with the Reading Is Fundamental® (RIF) children’s literacy organization. One is scheduled for Wednesday, April 9, at Neil Armstrong Elementary School in the Scranton School District, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave. “The Reading Wizard,” a character developed by UGI, will be in attendance.

UGI will also include highlights and special posts about our National Volunteer Week efforts on our social media channels including: Facebook (www.facebook.com/ugiutilities), Twitter (@ugi_utilities), and on our blog, “UGI Connection”: (http://blog.ugi.com).

Additional information about UGI’s community relations programs in the greater Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Bloomsburg and Williamsport areas, as well as in the Northern Tier area, is available from Lisa Ninotti at (570) 829-8847.

UGI Utilities has headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania and serves 660,000 customers in 45 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland. 
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