Columbia Gas of Virginia donates canned goods to hard hit Louisa County

Friday, October 28, 2011

Contact: Jennifer DuBois
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CHESTER, VA. – October 28, 2011 – Columbia Gas of Virginia employees in northern Virginia today delivered over 150 cans of non-perishable food items to the Louisa County Community Cupboard in Louisa, Va.

Columbia Gas of Virginia’s regional Inclusion and Diversity council spearheaded the food drive with a kickoff at a company picnic on October 22, 2011. Employees in Fredericksburg and Vint Hill gathered canned goods at their work locations over the last two weeks and made the donation today.

“Louisa County lies in the heart of our service area and was hit hard by the earthquake in August and then a tornado earlier this month,” said Missy Mruk, co-chair of the Columbia Gas of Virginia regional Inclusion and Diversity council, “Our employees wanted to do something quickly to help fill an immediate need in the community.”

The Louisa County Community Cupboard is the largest food pantry in the area and the only one that is open five days a week. The organization feeds low income families as well as homebound residents through Meals-on-Wheels. They also house an emergency pantry for families affected by natural disasters.


About Columbia Gas of Virginia

Columbia Gas of Virginia, with headquarters in Chesterfield County, is one of the 9 energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI). Columbia Gas of Virginia serves more than 243,000 customers in portions of Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads, suburban Richmond, Central Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley, the Lynchburg region and parts of Western Virginia. NiSource distribution companies serve 3.8 million gas and electric customers primarily in seven states. More information about Columbia Gas of Virginia is available at