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UGI Employees Support United Way Day of Caring Events Across PA

14 Sep 2018

Approximately 50 UGI employees in communities across Pennsylvania recently supported United Way Day of Caring projects over the past week.

During the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties Day of Caring on September 6, UGI employees painted and performed general maintenance for the Lackawanna Blind Association in Scranton.

The Lackawanna Blind Association supports and promotes the interests of the blind and visually impaired, and the prevention of avoidable blindness. The association provides services to equip blind or visually impaired adults with the skills and confidence they need to meet the challenges of everyday life. 

 At the United Way of Monroe County Day of Caring, also held on September 6, UGI employees completed landscaping and other maintenance at the Pocono Alliance, Stroudsburg.

Pocono Alliance provides essential services and resources for people who need it most. Whether promoting early childhood screenings and education, guiding individuals in need to find resources to improve their lives, or helping those in poverty take control of their future, Pocono Alliance is determined to help Monroe County become a community of self-sufficiency, strength, and pride.

 Both the Harrisburg and Lancaster areas held their annual Day of Caring on September 7.

During the United Way of the Capital Region Day of Caring, UGI employees from its Middletown office assisted in a variety of general office and maintenance needs at Christian Churches United, Harrisburg.

Christian Churches United is an ecumenical partnership with over 100 member churches in Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry counties. The organization’s goal is to provide assistance to many more people in need than one church could provide on its own.

During the United Way of Lancaster County’s Day of Caring, UGI employees painted walls for a new children’s evening program area at the Lancaster Family YMCA.

Serving Lancaster County since 1854, the Lancaster Family YMCA supports children, adults and families, with focus areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

 UGI employees from several Reading area offices supported the United Way of Berks County Day of Caring at the Glenside Elementary School, Reading on September 12. Work included gardening and library support.

Glenside Elementary is part of the Reading School District.  With more than 17,800 students, Reading School District is the fourth largest school district in Pennsylvania.  It is a Title 1, urban school district located in a high-poverty community, where 93 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch and 25 percent of students are English-Language Learners.

Later this month, UGI employees are scheduled to support the United Way of Mifflin-Juniata Counties Day of Caring at the Compass Community Center, Lewistown, and the United Way of Huntingdon County Day of Caring supporting the senior and disabled community.

Compass Community Connections creates a community that honors personal dignity, embraces diversity and promotes full inclusion for persons with disabilities.

UGI Utilities is a natural gas and electric utility with headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania. UGI serves 700,000 customers in 45 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland. Customers and community members are invited to visit the UGI website at www.ugi.com; our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.

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