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Upstate Giving, Jan. 29, 2018

Staff Report //January 29, 2018//

Upstate Giving, Jan. 29, 2018

Staff Report //January 29, 2018//

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Piedmont Natural Gas makes $100,000 donation to Share the Warmth

Piedmont Natural Gas has donated $100,000 to its Share the Warmth program to help low-income households in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Piedmont's Share the Warmth program helps neighbors in need pay their energy bills, regardless of their home's energy source — whether it's natural gas, propane, oil or electricity.

The company also issued a plea to its customers to join its Share the Warmth Round Up program, which authorizes Piedmont to round up a customer's monthly bill to the nearest dollar, with the difference going to Share the Warmth. During the course of a year, the customer would pay no more than $12 into the fund, and 100% of donations help residents in the community where the money is collected, according to a news release.

"We hope these extreme temperatures inspire our customers to join us in helping our most vulnerable neighbors," said Barbara Ashford, director of community relations for Piedmont Natural Gas, in the release. "It may seem like we're collecting small change, but it adds up to make a big difference for those in need."

Since 2003, Piedmont Natural Gas, its customers, the community and the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation have donated more than $3.1 million to the Share the Warmth program.

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