A PGW Tradition: Living United through the United Way

What is your definition of a long-standing relationship? And, at what point does something become a tradition? 5 years? 25 years? How about 100 years?

For nearly a century, PGW employees have been answering the United Way’s call to ‘Live United’ by donating to the organization and charities it supports. In fact, we just wrapped up another successful campaign. This year, PGW employees raised $82,422 for the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.  

Why do our employees donate to the United Way? That’s easy.

• To strengthen our community (the United Way supports our Philadelphia neighbors, friends, children and organizations).

• To see a greater return on investment (the United Way has received a 4-star Charity Navigator rating).

• To keep our community stable for future generations (our children deserve a safe, healthy and supportive Philadelphia).

After all, Philadelphia isn’t just where we work… it’s where we live, raise our families, and share memories.

“Employees at PGW share a commitment to the City of Philadelphia and its residents that extends well beyond an eight-hour workday,” said PGW President & CEO Craig E. White. “Our employees continuously challenge themselves to put our community first and support our neighbors. Donating to the United Way is one way to do just that.”

That support for our community continues even after retirement, with many PGW alumni continuing their United Way pledges as retirees. That says a lot about the strength of our century-long tradition, our employees’ unwavering commitment to Philadelphia, and the appreciation we have for living united.

So tell us, what Philadelphia traditions are you proud to take part in?

For Media help call our media hotline - Phone: (215) 684-6624

Smell Gas? Call (215) 235-1212

Natural Gas smells bad on purpose

That “rotten egg” smell is the smell of natural gas. If you think you smell gas leave the area immediately, and then call PGW at 215-235-1212 from a safe location.

Learn more Leaks, Odors, Safety Tips

Also if you smell gas:

  • Do not use electrical devices including cell phones which may cause a spark and ignite the gas.
  • Do not use an open flame, matches or lighters.
  • Do not try to locate the source of the gas leak.
  • Do not try to shut off any natural gas valves or gas appliances.
  • Do not start vehicles.
  • Do not re-enter the building or return to the area until a PGW employee or a qualified utility representative says it is safe to do so.
  • Do not put out the flames if natural gas ignites.