Upping the ante. Stuffing backpacks. Avoiding the yips. Letting fly with a pie. Classic gridiron tailgating. And yes, even pulling an airplane.
They’re all ways that Enbridge’s workforce raised money for United Way chapters across North America in 2017.
Drawing on a workforce of about 15,400 spread across the United States and Canada, Enbridge employees and contractors again showed compassion, creativity and energy in leading successful United Way volunteer campaigns far and wide.
The final 2017 result—with totals rolling in from Houston to Hamilton, from Edmonton to Escanaba, from Chatham to Calgary to Cushing—is US$7.2 million (more than C$9 million), including special events, employee donations, and corporate matching.
“The events and the faces may change from year to year, but I find the generosity of spirit that permeates our United Way volunteer campaigns to be truly—and consistently—remarkable,” says Roxanna Benoit, Enbridge’s Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications.
Regardless of the town or city, United Way chapters work to:
Some of Enbridge’s dynamic and inventive employee-led 2017 United Way campaigns included:
“As a company, and as individuals, we work hard to make our communities better places to live,” says Benoit. “These United Way volunteer campaigns are primary examples.”
(TOP PHOTO: Union Gas employees celebrate their achievement during the UPS Canada Pulling For U plane pull in Hamilton, Ontario.)