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On the heels of its successful 2014 campaign, United Way of Chatham-Kent would like to thank the community for its generosity.  By trusting United Way to wisely invest funds raised in local programs and services, a measureable difference is made for people in need of a hand-up.  

To thank their employees for contributions to the recent United Way campaign, Union Gas has created a video titled “Changing Lives,” that showcases the impact their support has on the community.  It features Derek Beselaere, a Board member and participant at New Beginnings, ABI and Stroke Recovery Association, and Benjamin Kerr, a client of Canadian Mental Health Association.  Their lives have been drastically changed because of community services supported by the funds raised during the annual United Way Campaign. 

“Union Gas has captured beautifully and in an impactful way, the difference that United Way makes in our communities,” said Helen Heath, Director, Community Impact for United Way of Chatham-Kent. “They are a valued partner in supporting healthy, vibrant communities and investing in services that create and sustain positive change.” 

During the 2014 Annual Campaign, Union Gas employees, contractors and retirees, along with a company match, invested $1,019,921 in their communities. Of this total, $634,580 was raised and invested in Chatham-Kent.