Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Employees Supported Local Community Through Holiday Volunteer Events

January 21, 2020

Chesapeake employees load a framed wall onto a truck during a ‘framing frenzy’ event at the Company’s Energy Lane campus in Dover. Chesapeake joined Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity and local students from Polytech High School to frame a home for a family in need.

DOVER, DE Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) (Chesapeake Utilities) today announced that employees logged approximately 5,000 hours of volunteer service with nonprofit organizations throughout the Company’s service area in 2019. Chesapeake is committed year-round to volunteering and making a positive impact in the communities where its employees live, work and serve.

In particular, Chesapeake Utilities’ community initiatives ramped up during the holiday season. Employees donated their time and energy to various activities such as collecting winter coats and toys for less fortunate children, and helping to collect and distribute food for families who were food insecure.

Some of the Company’s fall and winter volunteer initiatives included:

  • Chesapeake Utilities joined the Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity for a ‘Framing Frenzy’ event at the Company’s Energy Lane Campus in Dover. Employee volunteers joined local students from Polytech High School to frame a home for a family in need.
  • Employees from Sharp Energy and Chesapeake Utilities joined DART First State, Roush Cleantech and Coach and Equipment, Inc. for a ‘Stuff the Bus’ food collection event at the Company’s Energy Lane Campus in Dover.
  • Chesapeake Utilities team members joined members of the Food Bank of Delaware for a series of Thanksgiving meal box distributions.
  • The Company’s employees spearheaded a winter coat drive and distributed the coats through the Boys and Girls Club in Dover.
  • The Chesapeake Utilities Customer Care group sponsored its annual ‘Ornaments for Sharing’ tree decorating program, raising more than $1,500 for the Company’s SHARING program, which provides financial assistance for natural gas and propane customers on the Delmarva Peninsula.
  • Employees donated gifts for the S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program and sponsored children at the Elizabeth W. Murphey School in Dover to ensure children received Christmas gifts.

“Our customers and the communities where we live and work are extensions of our Chesapeake family,” said Jeff Householder, President and CEO of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. “We are especially proud of our employees’ passion and ongoing commitment to helping these local organizations.  As we reflect on their remarkable efforts in 2019, we are equally excited about our community partnership opportunities for 2020.”

About Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified energy company engaged in natural gas distribution and transmission; electricity generation and distribution; propane gas distribution; and other businesses. Information about Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s businesses is available at www.chpk.com, through the Company’s Investor Relations App and on the Annual Report Microsite at cpkannualreport.com.

Please note that Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is not affiliated with Chesapeake Energy, an oil and natural gas exploration company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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 For more information, contact:       

Justin Mulcahy
Public Relations Manager
302.217.7050
jmulcahy@chpk.com

 

 

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