Union Gas has launched its Winter Warmth program and for the first time the program will be available to provide assistance year-round.
The program, which is run in partnership with United Way agencies throughout the province, provides low-income tamilies with a one-time grant of up to $500 per household, a $50 increase over last year.
"Providing assistance to low-income households who are facing difficulties paying their natural gas bills is one of the ways we deliver on our commitment to be the partner of choice in the communities we serve," said Shawn Khoshaien, District Manager of Union Gas in a news release. "Through the Winter Warmth program and by focusing on energy conservation, we can really make a difference for families in need."
Last year, the company provided $645,000 in emergency relief grants across Ontario.
Information about the program for residents in Sarnia-Lambton is available by contacting the Salvation Army Family Services, 970 Confederation Street, Sarnia.