NW Natural Employees Care Big: Raise $350K For Local Nonprofits

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December 30, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. — NW Natural employees and retirees are helping to make the season bright for their favorite nonprofits. Together with a 100% company match from the shareholder Corporate Philanthropy Fund, employees and retirees have committed to contributing $350,000 to local charities through two employee giving campaigns this year.

“Every year our employees step up to support their communities, and this year they stepped up twice, raising a record-setting amount of funding for local nonprofits,” said Mary Moerlins, NW Natural’s director of Environmental Policy & Corporate Responsibility. “The need from our community partners is great this year so we hope these contributions can make a meaningful impact in the lives of those they serve.” 

This winter, employees raised $250,000 for nonprofits such as CASA for Children, Inc., and the Oregon Food Bank. In the spring, employees raised $100,000 for local organizations that support Oregon and Washington communities facing COVID-19 and wildfire hardships, including Meals on Wheels People and Blanchet House.

To learn more about NW Natural’s Corporate Philanthropy Fund and charitable giving programs, visit: https://www.nwnatural.com/about-us/community/corporate-contributions

About NW Natural

NW Natural provides natural gas service to approximately two million people in more than 140 communities through 770,000 meters in Oregon and Southwest Washington with one of the most modern pipeline systems in the nation. It consistently leads the industry with high J.D. Power & Associates customer satisfaction scores. NW Natural is part of Northwest Natural Holding Company, (NYSE: NWN) (NW Natural Holdings), which is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and owns NW Natural, NW Natural Water Company, and other business interests and activities. For more information, visit nwnatural.com.