UGI Recognizes Employees and Gives Back to the Community During National Volunteer Week
04 Apr 2019
UGI Utilities, Inc., will recognize the commitment of its employees and participate in a number of community service activities during National Volunteer Week, which runs April 7 through April 13, 2019. The theme of UGI’s celebration is “Strengthening Our Communities.”
Over the past year, 668 UGI employees devoted more than 61,000 hours of volunteer service. Organizations receiving assistance included Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the United Way, the American Red Cross, the S.P.A.R.K.S. (Science Projects Are Really Kids’ Stuff) Foundation, Adopt-a-Highway, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Easterseals, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and multiple local food banks, fire companies and many other local and regional organizations.
“UGI and its employees have a long history of engagement in the communities where we live and work,” Keith Dorman, Vice President of Communications and Community Relations, said. “From supporting early childhood literacy and STEM education programs to social and emergency services, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life for every resident across our service territory.”
Specific volunteer activities in which UGI employees will participate during National Volunteer Week and in the days immediately following include:
April 9: The Brecknock Elementary, Mohnton (Governor Mifflin School District) One School, One Book Celebration Family Literacy Night. Employees will host literacy stations with games and activities for the students and their parents.
April 10: RIF book distributions at Drums Elementary and Kelayres Elementary, McAdoo.
April 11: RIF book distributions at 12th & Marion Elementary, Reading; Cochran Elementary, Williamsport; Port Allegany Elementary; and Arthur Street Elementary, Hazleton. UGI employees will also participate in a S.P.A.R.K.S. presentation at Wickersham Elementary, Lancaster. In addition, UGI employees will conduct a clean-up project at Dykeman Park, Shippensburg, that will include painting and general maintenance.
April 12: RIF book distributions at Wyomissing Hills Elementary; Neff Elementary, Lancaster; and 13th and Union Elementary, Reading. UGI employees will also participate in a S.P.A.R.K.S. presentation at Ross Elementary, Lancaster and assist with a community clean-up at Fishing Creek in East Cocalico Township.
April 13: Bowl for Kids Sake, Chacko’s Family Bowling Center, Wilkes-Barre. UGI has been a long-time sponsor of this event, which benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters. More than 40 UGI employees and family members will participate.
April 16: UGI employees will spruce up the community garden at Opportunity House, Reading, as well as prepare and serve dinner for clients.
Throughout the remainder of the month, UGI will participate in a number of additional education-related and community service initiatives. Included in these activities are several United Way Day of Caring events across the state, a number of American Red Cross “Sound the Alarm” smoke alarm installations, the YWCA Lancaster’s Race Against Racism on April 27, and the UGI-sponsored Girls Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (Lehigh Valley) Take the Lead Event on April 30.
In addition to the various community support activities, UGI will post information and highlights about Company National Volunteer Week efforts on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ugiutilities), Twitter (www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities), and on the UGI blog, “UGI Connection,” (http://blog.ugi.com).
UGI serves more than 700,000 natural gas and electric customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and one county in Maryland.