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UGI Corp. supports community, organizations during COVID-19

April 17, 2020 By    

UGI Corp. and its affiliated companies have provided over $200,000 to organizations in their communities to assist residents in need during the coronavirus.

“UGI Corporation has served families and communities for nearly 140 years,” says John Walsh, president and CEO of UGI Corp. “We recognize the extraordinary circumstances we now face as a country and are working with community organizations to provide support for those most in need.”

UGI Corp., based in the Greater Philadelphia area, has donated $100,000 to the PHL COVID-19 Fund, a rapid-response fund designed to provide urgent resources to front-line nonprofit organizations that are serving the area’s most vulnerable populations.

The fund was established by the Civic Leadership Council, a coalition of government, foundations, nonprofits and corporate leaders who provide strategic guidance and direction for the fund.

UGI’s LPG businesses, AmeriGas and UGI International, are supporting front-line workers by donating propane cylinders to hospitals and other testing facilities to keep patients and workers warm.

UGI Utilities, a natural gas and electric utility company that serves 45 Pennsylvania counties and one Maryland county, provided $60,000 to regional food banks in its service area. Food banks have seen a significant increase in the number of families in need and are providing hundreds of thousands of additional meals.

The UGI Utilities donations supported the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank, the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania, Helping Harvest and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania. Together, the five food banks serve 50 counties and work with more than 1,500 agencies and programs across the state.

UGI Energy Services, a supplier and marketer of natural gas, liquid fuels and electricity in 11 states across the Mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States, partnered with the American Red Cross and created the “Powered to do More” program as part of the “Sleeves Up – Arms Out” campaign to challenge its employees to donate blood or blood components at local Red Cross locations.

The company, based in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, has contributed $40,000 to support food drives, including donations in support of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Philabundance, the New York City Harvest, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank and Helping Harvest. Several of those organizations serve some of the largest metropolitan regions in the Northeast.

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About the Author:

Carly McFadden is associate editor at LP Gas Magazine. She is a graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and a native of Cleveland, Ohio. McFadden can be reached at cmcfadden@northcoastmedia.net.

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