CHATHAM, ON, OCTOBER 11, 2019 – Enbridge Gas recently presented the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation with a $20,000 donation to support, Hospice volunteer network initiatives. This donation from Enbridge Gas continues the support that Union Gas initiated when the hospice opened its doors in 2016.
“At Enbridge Gas, we believe a community belongs to everyone who lives there and we strive to make life better for our families, our friends, and our neighbours,” said Jim Redford, VP of Energy Services at Enbridge Gas. “We’re proud to support the important work that the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation does to help support this community.”
“Volunteers are important members of our hospice care team and are imperative to providing services offered to local families. All of our volunteers are provided with specialized training, as well as ongoing support so they can provide the best possible end-of-life care to our hospice families. We are very grateful to Enbridge Gas for continuing this funding. The grant will be used to support our 200 active volunteers who fill a variety of roles, as well as recruit new hospice volunteers,” shared Melanie Watson – Volunteer Coordinator, Chatham-Kent Hospice.
Shown in Photo (L-R): Jodi Maroney – Executive Director, Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation, Jim Redford, Melanie Watson.
About Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation:
The Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation is responsible for the fundraising activities needed to support Chatham-Kent Hospice. Our Mission is to enhance the financial sustainability of the Chatham-Kent Hospice by working with the community to raise funds, awareness and understanding to enable compassionate, quality near end-of-life experiences for the residents of Chatham-Kent. We require on average of $106,000 in donations each month to support the operating needs of the Hospice.
About Chatham-Kent Hospice:
The Chatham-Kent Hospice is a 10-bed residential facility that offers care for residents facing end of life and support for their loved ones. The hospice provides comfort, support and specialized pain and symptom management in a home-like setting. Around the clock care is provided by dedicated physicians, nurses, personal support workers and volunteers. Since opening in April 2016, Chatham-Kent Hospice has served over 670 families. In order to offer these services at no cost to residents or their families, Chatham-Kent Hospice relies on donations from our community.
About Enbridge Gas:
Enbridge Gas Inc. is Canada’s largest natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with a more than 170 year history of providing safe and reliable service to customers. The distribution business serves about 3.7 million customers, heating over 75 per cent of Ontario homes. The storage and transmission business offers a variety of storage and transportation services to customers at the Dawn Hub, the largest integrated underground storage facility in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution, Enbridge Gas Inc. is the amalgamation of Union Gas Limited and Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation: