Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg- Rockingham County Receives $10,000 Grant from Columbia Gas of Virginia

For Release:
February 29, 2012

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CHESTER, VA. – Feb. 29, 2012 – Columbia Gas of Virginia and the NiSource Charitable Foundation have awarded a $10,000 grant to the Big Brothers Big Sisters – Harrisonburg-Rockingham County in support of their efforts in providing one-to-one mentors to children facing adversity in the community.

“By bringing hope and opportunity to children in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County area, Big Brothers Big Sisters is changing children’s lives for the better by providing them with a safe place to learn and grow,” said Carl Levander, Columbia’s president. “We are particularly impressed with how they inspire and challenge the young people to become productive, responsible citizens and be our future leaders.”

The NiSource Charitable Foundation was established with a mission to help create strong and sustainable communities where NiSource employees and customers live and work. Columbia Gas of Virginia is a subsidiary of NiSource, Inc.

About Columbia Gas of Virginia
Columbia Gas of Virginia delivers safe, reliable and clean natural gas to over 244,000 customers in portions of Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads, suburban Richmond, Central Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley, the Lynchburg region and parts of Western Virginia. With headquarters in Chesterfield County, the company is one of the 7 energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) serving 3.8 million natural gas and electric customers. Always call 811 before you dig and Dig with CARE. Learn more at www.ColumbiaGasVa.com