COLUMBIA GAS OF VIRGINIA SUPPORTS LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN WITH BACK TO SCHOOL BACKPACKS AND SUPPLIES

News Release

For Release:
September 13, 2013

Contact: Bob Innes
(804) 768-6410
(804) 512-1425 - cellular
rinnes@nisource.com


Chester, VA – Sep. 13, 2013 – Columbia Gas of Virginia has provided 10 local elementary schools with backpacks filled with supplies and natural gas safety information for distribution to those in need.

The backpacks were donated by Columbia Gas employees, contractors and vendors as part of an effort to help students with needs have the same opportunity to start the new school year with necessary school supplies.

Spearheaded by the local Columbia Gas Inclusion and Diversity Council, donations were collected over the summer and backpacks assembled for distribution in time for the new school year.

The following elementary schools received backpacks this year:

Chesterfield – Bensley, Ettrick, Harrowgate and Matoaca
Colonial Heights – North
Hopewell – Patrick Copeland, DuPont and Harry E. James
Petersburg – A.P. Hill and Walnut Hill

In total, the estimated value of the donation is $4,000.
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