Friday, September 11, 2015

UGI Donates $100,000 to Red Cross

As 200 volunteers gathered in Harrisburg to take part in a Home Fire Preparedness Campaign Event on Friday, September 11, 2015, UGI presented the Red Cross with a donation of $100,000 to be used in its efforts to reduce the number of home fire injuries and fatalities by 25% over the next five years.

The event started with a moment of silence to recognize the people who lost their lives in the September 2001 terrorist attack. A brief speaking presentation that featured comments from the Red Cross, UGI, and State Senator Rob Teplitz followed, before the group started their day of service that was part of the United Way of the Capital Region Day of Caring.

“Safety is a priority for UGI,” noted Paul Szykman, UGI Vice President of Rates and Government Affairs. “We are pleased to support, both financially and with our employee volunteers, The American Red Cross Fire Prevention and Awareness Program which focuses on preventing home fires, which take such a toll across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

Karen Deklinksi, Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Board Chair added, “UGI’s commitment and dedication to the Red Cross allows us to serve families throughout Central Pennsylvania, and we are extremely thankful for their partnership.”

Senator Teplitz concluded the special check presentation by making a special point to thank all those gathered for volunteering their time to make the community safer by participating in the fire safety event.

Pictured above (l-r) - Brian Enterline (Harrisburg Bureau of Fire Chief), Paul Szykman (UGI Vice President of Rates and Government Affairs), Ellen Kyzer (Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Region CEO), Karen Deklinski (Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Board Chair), and Rob Teplitz (Pennsylvania State Senator).

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