Reading, PA – UGI Utilities, Inc. conducted a wide range of events to celebrate the Company’s employee volunteers during National Volunteer Week, held April 6-12.
Efforts conducted over the week focused on generating support for animal shelters throughout the Company’s service territory. Pet food, animal blankets, cleaning products and other supplies were collected for donation to the following organizations:
- Animal Rescue League of Berks County
- Hazleton Animal Shelter
- The Center for Animal Health and Welfare, Easton
- Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge, Dallas
- Haven to Home Canine Rescue, Milton
- SPCA of Clinton County, Lock Haven
- Lancaster County SPCA
- Humane Society of Harrisburg Area.
- Hillside SPCA
- Carbon County Friends of Animals
- Animal Welfare Society of Monroe
Education support initiatives were also conducted by UGI employees during the week. UGI volunteers participated in Reading Is Fundamental book distributions and Science Explorers presentations, conducted by The S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation. The UGI-RIF program is now in its 23rd year, and through this partnership, more than 16,000 first-grade students receive books each year. The UGI-sponsored Science Explorers program is in its inaugural year, and is designed to encourage an interest in science among elementary students.
Over the past year, UGI employees devoted more than 40,000 hours of volunteer service, 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.
“Our employees’ interests and commitment support real needs in the many communities we serve,” Keith Dorman, director of communications and community relations, said. “The efforts of UGI employee volunteers create a compelling story told not simply with words, but with thousands of acts of generosity and kindness.”
UGI Utilities has headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania and serves 660,000 customers in 45 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland. Customers interested in additional information visit the UGI website at www.ugi.com; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.
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