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Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania presents $10,000 to benefit Clairton community; funding updated bunker gear for VFD and new educational signage

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania presented two $5,000 NiSource Charitable Foundation grants to Clairton community non-profits Economic Development South and the Clairton Volunteer Fire Department and Relief Association.

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania nominated the two organizations for the NiSource Charitable Foundation contributions to assist with environmental and safety related initiatives. Columbia Gas has worked with officials and non-profits in Clairton in the past and appreciates their strong support in providing safe and reliable natural gas service to the community.

“The funding provided by Columbia Gas will be used to help purchase new bunker gear,” said Clairton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Joe Lazur. “Although the bunker gear should be replaced every seven years, there are many years where funds are not available to make these important updates.”

Clairton community members may also notice new environmental education signage next to Morningstar Baptist Church. The signage, built and created by Growth Through Energy & Community Health (GTECH) was also funded by Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania’s contribution to the Clairton Community.

“Economic Development South in partnership GTECH is mobilizing residents to transform vacant spaces into thriving places everyone can enjoy,” said GTECH Project Manager Ian Brown. “Our aim is that the new signage will help to educate and inform the Clairton community of important environmental health information.”

For more information about Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania’s commitment to giving back to the communities where we deliver natural gas visit, www.ColumbiaGasPA.com/givingback.

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Media Contact:
Lee Gierczynski
(724) 416-6015
lgierczynski@nisource.com