Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas Contribute Funding to Service Organizations in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

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Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas will contribute more than $1 million in funding, as well as personal protective equipment, to help 42 community organizations across the region provide vital services in response to the COVID-19 emergency. The Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Community Funds will provide about $400,000 to community nonprofits directly addressing the effects of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The funding will provide food and shelter for those in need and support health care workers on the front lines of the crisis. Organizations receiving support include the Community COVID-19 Response Funds of United Way of Metro Chicago and United Way of Lake County, as well as organizations like the American Red Cross, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Northern Illinois Food Bank, and Dixon Center for Military and Veterans. Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas and its parent company, WEC Energy Group, also donated more than 10,000 masks and 10,000 pairs of surgical gloves to the City of Chicago’s Department of Public Health to address the acute need for personal protective equipment in the region’s health care system. Customers can find additional information on the companies’ response to the COVID-19 emergency at and or by calling 866-556-6001 for Peoples Gas or 866-556-6004 for North Shore Gas.

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